Cascarilla



Also called cascarilla bark. the bitter, aromatic bark of a West Indian shrub, Croton eluteria, of the spurge family, used as a tonic.
the shrub itself.
Historical Examples

The chief aromatic barks comprise the cinnamon, cassia lignea, cascarilla, and canella alba.
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom P. L. Simmonds

Take of Peruvian bark, six drachms; cascarilla bark, two drachms.
Mrs. Hale’s Receipts for the Million Sarah Josepha Hale

By moistening ordinary cigars with a strong tincture of cascarilla, to which a little gum benzoin and storax may be added.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

By simply inserting very small shreds of cascarilla bark between the leaves of the cigar or in small slits made for the purpose.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

During the day she plasters her delicate skin with ‘cascarilla:’ a chalky composition of powdered egg-shell and rum.
The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba Walter Goodman

Many persons very much object to the aroma of benzoin, while they greatly admire the fumes of cascarilla.
The Art of Perfumery G. W. Septimus Piesse

cascarilla bark is good to smoke, to prevent the effects of malaria, and in sick rooms to correct bad effluvia.
Mrs. Hale’s Receipts for the Million Sarah Josepha Hale

Much better than plain water he considers water to which some light bitter has been added, such as cascarilla.
Makers of Modern Medicine James J. Walsh

Tobacco and cascarilla bark also flourish; and cotton is indigenous and was woven into cloth by the aborigines.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 Various

noun
a West Indian euphorbiaceous shrub, Croton eluteria, whose bitter aromatic bark is used as a tonic
the bark of this shrub

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