Croton Eleutheria
Cascarilla Cas`ca*ril"la, n. [Sp., small thin bark, Peruvian bark, dim. of c['a]scara bark.] (Bot.) A euphorbiaceous West Indian shrub ({Croton Eleutheria}); also, its aromatic bark. [1913 Webster]

{Cascarilla bark} (or {Cascarilla}) (Med.), the bark of {Croton Eleutheria}. It has an aromatic odor and a warm, spicy, bitter taste, and when burnt emits a musky odor. It is used as a gentle tonic, and sometimes, for the sake of its fragrance, mixed with smoking tobacco, when it is said to occasion vertigo and intoxication. [1913 Webster]


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  • Croton Eleutheria — Cascarilla Cas ca*ril la, n. [Sp., small thin bark, Peruvian bark, dim. of c[ a]scara bark.] (Bot.) A euphorbiaceous West Indian shrub ({Croton Eleutheria}); also, its aromatic bark. [1913 Webster] {Cascarilla bark} (or {Cascarilla}) (Med.), the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Croton [2] — Croton (C. L.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Euphorbiaceae Croteneae, Monocle, Monadelphie L. Arten zahlreich (über 150), daher in viele Untergattungen, z.B. Ricinoides, Cascarilla, Ricinocarpus u.a. getheilt. Merkwürdig: C. Pseudochina,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Croton — L., Pflanzengattg. der Euphorbiazeen, Bäume, Sträucher und Kräuter der Tropen. C. Eleutherĭa Sw. auf Jamaika liefert die Kaskarillrinde, C. draco Schlechtd. in Mexiko im blutroten Saft seines Stammes eine Sorte Drachenblut, C. tiglĭum L. in… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Cascarilla — Cas ca*ril la, n. [Sp., small thin bark, Peruvian bark, dim. of c[ a]scara bark.] (Bot.) A euphorbiaceous West Indian shrub ({Croton Eleutheria}); also, its aromatic bark. [1913 Webster] {Cascarilla bark} (or {Cascarilla}) (Med.), the bark of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cascarilla — Cas ca*ril la, n. [Sp., small thin bark, Peruvian bark, dim. of c[ a]scara bark.] (Bot.) A euphorbiaceous West Indian shrub ({Croton Eleutheria}); also, its aromatic bark. [1913 Webster] {Cascarilla bark} (or {Cascarilla}) (Med.), the bark of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cascarilla bark — Cascarilla Cas ca*ril la, n. [Sp., small thin bark, Peruvian bark, dim. of c[ a]scara bark.] (Bot.) A euphorbiaceous West Indian shrub ({Croton Eleutheria}); also, its aromatic bark. [1913 Webster] {Cascarilla bark} (or {Cascarilla}) (Med.), the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kaskarilla — (span., spr. illja, »Rindchen«), die Rinde von Croton Eleutherĭa Sw. (s. Croton), enthält einen eigenartigen Bitterstoff (Kaskarillīn), wirkt ähnlich der Chinarinde; auch als Räuchermittel verwendet …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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