Origin of Peruvian bark
First recorded in 1655–65
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Examples from the Web for peruvian bark
Of the Peruvian-bark trees there are many species,—between twenty and thirty.
Now it is a fortunate circumstance that the Peruvian-bark trees differ from all others in the colour of their leaves.
Inoculation, for instance, has saved more lives than war destroys: and the cures performed by the Peruvian-bark are innumerable.
- another name for cinchona (def. 2)
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