from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small American tree, Simaruba glauca ranging from southern Florida to Brazil, having light coarsegrained wood and a bitter bark which is sometimes used in medicine as a substitute for S. officinalis.
  • n. On the isthmus of Panama and in other parts of Spanish America and the Philippine Islands, the pride-of-India, or china-tree, Melia Azedarach.


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