bitterbark

noun

Definition of bitterbark 

1 : any of several woody plants having bitter bark: such as

a Australia

(1) : a woody shrub (Alstonia constricta) with a bark sometimes used as a febrifuge

(2) : native quince

(3) : a shrub or small tree (Tabernaemontana orientalis) having evergreen leaves, sweet-scented flowers with slender tubes, and orange-colored fruit

b : fever tree sense b

c : cascara buckthorn

2 : the bark from a bitterbark especially when used medicinally

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