Sassy bark
Sassy bark Sas"sy bark` (Bot.) The bark of a West African leguminous tree ({Erythrophl[ae]um Guineense}, used by the natives as an ordeal poison, and also medicinally; -- called also {mancona bark}. [1913 Webster]

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  • sassy bark — [sas′ē] [prob. of Afr orig.] 1. the bark of a leguminous African tree (Erythrophleum guineense) yielding an alkaloid, used as a substitute for digitalis, and a poison used in trial by ordeal 2. this tree: also called sassywood [sas′ēwood΄] n …   English World dictionary

  • sassy bark — “+ noun Etymology: sassy probably of African origin; akin to Twi sĕ3sĕ3 (I) plane tree, Ewe se3se3wu3 African oak : the bark of the sasswood that is used locally as an ordeal poison * * * 1. sasswood. 2. the bark of the sasswood, used as a poison …   Useful english dictionary

  • sassy-bark — kvapioji erdenė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Cezalpinijinių šeimos medieninis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Erythrophleum suaveolens), paplitęs Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Erythrophleum suaveolens angl. erun; ordealtree; red water tree;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sassy bark — sas·sy bark sas ē n the poisonous bark of a western African tree (Erythrophloeum guineënse) that contains erythrophleine …   Medical dictionary

  • sassy bark — 1. sasswood. 2. the bark of the sasswood, used as a poison in certain tribal ordeals. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • sassy bark — /ˈsæsi bak/ (say sasee bahk) noun 1. the bark of a large African tree, Erythrophloeum guineense, used as a poison in an ordeal (def. 2). 2. Also, sassywood. the tree itself. {see sassy2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • sassy-bark-tree — kvapioji erdenė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Cezalpinijinių šeimos medieninis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Erythrophleum suaveolens), paplitęs Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Erythrophleum suaveolens angl. erun; ordealtree; red water tree;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sassy — sassy1 /sas ee/, adj., sassier, sassiest. Informal. saucy. sassy2 /sas ee/, n. See sassy bark. [1855 60; of uncert. orig.] * * * …   Universalium

  • sassy — I. /ˈsæsi / (say sasee) adjective (sassier, sassiest) Colloquial saucy. {British dialect variant of saucy} II. /ˈsæsi / (say sasee) noun → sassy bark. {from a West African language; said to be from English. See sassy1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • mancona bark — Sassy bark Sas sy bark (Bot.) The bark of a West African leguminous tree ({Erythrophl[ae]um Guineense}, used by the natives as an ordeal poison, and also medicinally; called also {mancona bark}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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