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Definitions of bitterwood:
  • noun:   medium to large tree of tropical North and South America having odd-pinnate leaves and long panicles of small pale yellow flowers followed by scarlet fruits
  • noun:   West Indian tree yielding the drug Jamaica quassia
  • noun:   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

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