any tropical American tree belonging to the genus Simaruba, of the quassia family, having pinnate leaves, a fleshy fruit, and a root whose bark contains an appetite stimulant.
the bark of this family of trees and shrubs.
any tropical American tree of the genus Simarouba, esp S. amara, having divided leaves and fleshy fruits: family Simaroubaceae
the medicinal bark of any of these trees
[sim-uh-roo-bey-shuh s] /ˌsɪm ə ruˈbeɪ ʃəs/ adjective 1. belonging to the Simaroubaceae, the quassia family of plants. simaroubaceous /ˌsɪməruːˈbeɪʃəs/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Simaroubaceae, a mainly tropical family of trees and shrubs that includes ailanthus and quassia
noun, Geology. 1. an assemblage of rocks, rich in silica and magnesium, that constitutes the lower layer of the earth’s crust and is found beneath the ocean floors and the sial of continents. noun 1. the silicon-rich and magnesium-rich rocks of the earth’s oceanic crust, the most abundant individual rock being basalt 2. the earth’s […]
noun, Chemistry. 1. a colorless crystalline selective herbicide, C 7 H 1 2 ClN 5 , used for season-long weed control in corn and other crops.
noun 1. an E African word for lion