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  • 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
  • n  West Indian tree yielding the drug Jamaica quassia
  • 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
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  • 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 ...
    April 4, 2014 - KENS 5 San Antonio

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