cascarilla

noun cas·ca·ril·la \ ˌkas-kə-ˈri-lə , -ˈrē-ə \
|Updated on: 9 Jun 2018

Definition of cascarilla

: the aromatic bark of a West Indian shrub (Croton eluteria) of the spurge family used especially for making incense and as a tonic; also : this shrub

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Origin and Etymology of cascarilla

Spanish, diminutive of cáscara


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cascarilla

noun cas·ca·ril·la \ ˌkas-kə-ˈril-ə , -ˈrē-ə \

medical Definition of cascarilla

1 : the aromatic bark of a West Indian shrub (Croton eluteria) used for making incense and as a tonic called also cascarilla bark
2 : the shrub that yields cascarilla bark

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