nbarbascoWest Indian shrub or small tree having leathery saponaceous leaves and extremely hard wood
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
nbarbascoA name in Porto Rico, Cuba, and other Spanish-speaking countries of a number of shrubs and trees bearing poisonous seeds. It is applied especially to Jacquinia armillaris, the joewood or bracelet-wood of the West Indies, and to species of several genera belonging to the soapberry family, such as Serjania, Paullinia, Magonia, and Harpullia. The seeds, stem-bark, and root-bark of many of these plants are used to poison fish.