cascarilla

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Spanish, small thin bark, Peruvian bark.

Noun[edit]

cascarilla ‎(plural cascarillas)

  1. A euphorbiaceous West Indian shrub (Croton eleutheria).
  2. The aromatic bark of this shrub, formerly used as a gentle tonic or mixed with tobacco for smoking.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.