Cascarilla bark

Definition of Cascarilla bark

(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.

See also: Cascarilla

Related Words

bark, cascarilla, Croton eluteria, eleuthra bark, sweetwood bark
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