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Meaning of simarouba

sim•a•rou•ba

Pronunciation: (sim"u-r'bu), [key]
— n.
  1. 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.
  2. the bark of this family of trees and shrubs.
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