bitterwood bitterwood

Definition(s):

  1. (n) handsome South American shrub or small tree having bright scarlet flowers and yielding a valuable fine-grained yellowish wood; yields the bitter drug quassia from its wood and bark
  2. (n) West Indian tree yielding the drug Jamaica quassia
  3. (n) medium to large tree of tropical North and South America having odd-pinnate leaves and long panicles of small pale yellow flowers followed by scarlet fruits

News

  • SAFD: 21 people without homes after fire burns north-side apartments

    SAN ANTONIO -- A total of 21 people were displaced, including two children, after a fire broke out at an apartment complex in north San Antonio, according to the San Antonio Fire Department. Twenty-two fire units were called to the blaze around 1:45 p.m. Friday. Firefighters said smoke was seen coming from the balcony of the Bitterwood Ranch Apartments, located in the 400 block of W. Bitters Rd ...
    on April 5, 2014     Source: KENS 5 San Antonio

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