cas·​ca·​ril·​la | \ ˌka-skə-ˈri-lə How to pronounce cascarilla (audio) , -ˈrē-ə How to pronounce cascarilla (audio) \

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

Examples of cascarilla in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, Seedlip Garden is a spirit of peas, hay, spearmint, rosemary, and thyme, while Seedlip Spice is comprised of allspice, cardamom, oak, lemon, grapefruit, and cascarilla. Corey Seymour, Vogue, "Finally: What to Drink When You're Not Drinking," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of cascarilla

1686, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cascarilla

Spanish, diminutive of cáscara

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“Cascarilla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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cas·​ca·​ril·​la | \ ˌkas-kə-ˈril-ə How to pronounce cascarilla (audio) , -ˈrē-ə How to pronounce cascarilla (audio) \

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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