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Quasʹsia

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An American plant, or rather genus of plants, named after Quassi, a negro.

“Linnæus applied this name to a tree of Surinam in honour of a negro, Quassi, … who employed its bark as a remedy for fever; and enjoyed such a reputation among the natives as to be almost worshipped by some,”—Lindley and Moore: Treatise of Botany, part ii. p. 947.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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