Definition of quassias

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • quassias is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 17
  • quassias is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 17
  • quassias is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 18

Definition of quassias


  • handsome South American shrub or small tree having bright scarlet flowers and yielding a valuable fine-grained yellowish wood; yields the bitter drug quassia from its wood and bark (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. bitterwood
    2. quassia amara
  • a bitter compound used as an insecticide and tonic and vermifuge; extracted from the wood and bark of trees of the genera Quassia and Picrasma (noun)

See definition of quassias in Merriam Webster

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