Definition of quassin in English:

quassin

(also quassiin, quassine)

noun

Chemistry
  • A bitter compound isolated from the wood of Quassia amara and Picrasma excelsa, with insecticidal, antipyretic, and other medicinal properties.

Origin

Early 19th century. From quassia or its etymon scientific Latin Quassia + -in.

Pronunciation

quassin

/ˈkwasɪn/