Pronunciation: (sim"u-rOO'bu), [key]
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. Also,sim"a•ru'ba.
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