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the plant family Simaroubaceae, characterized by tropical and subtropical trees and shrubs having pinnately compound leaves, clusters of flowers, fruit in the form of a capsule or berry, or fleshy or winged fruit, and a bitter bark used medicinally, and including the ailanthus and quassia.


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    [kwot-er-sen-ten-ee-uh l] /ˌkwɒt ər sɛnˈtɛn i əl/ adjective 1. pertaining to or marking a period of 400 years.

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