Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tall leguminous tree of Argentina, Cascaronia astragalina, having a corky bark under which is found a red gum. Its leaves, flowers, and pods possess a strong odor of rue.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Western U. S. Lit., an eggshell; hence, an eggshell filled with confetti to be thrown during balls, carnivals, etc.
“The cascaron tradition is said to have begun in Italy using empty eggshells filled with perfumed powder.”
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