Cascarilla definition

kăskə-rĭlə, käskə-rēə
A tropical shrub or tree (Croton eluteria) native to the West Indies and northern South America, having a bark that yields an aromatic spicy oil used as a flavoring and fragrance.
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The bark of this plant.
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A West Indian shrubby croton (Croton eluteria)
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Its aromatic bark, used as a tonic or as a flavor for tobacco.
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A tropical shrub or tree (Croton eluteria) native to the West Indies and northern South America, having a bark that yields an aromatic spicy oil used as a flavoring and fragrance.
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The bark of this plant.
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A euphorbiaceous West Indian shrub (Croton eleutheria).
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The aromatic bark of this shrub, formerly used as a gentle tonic or mixed with tobacco for smoking.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cascarilla
Plural:
cascarillas

Origin of cascarilla

  • Spanish diminutive of cáscara bark cascara buckthorn

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Spanish, small thin bark, Peruvian bark.

    From Wiktionary