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pereira bark

[ puh-rair-uh ]
/ pəˈrɛər ə /
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noun
the bark of any of several South American trees belonging to the genus Geissospermum, of the dogbane family, especially that of G. vellosii, used in Brazil to allay fever.
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Origin of pereira bark

pereira<New Latin, named after J. Pereira (1804–53), English professor of medicine
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British Dictionary definitions for pereira bark

pereira bark
/ (pəˈrɛərə) /

noun
the bark of a South American apocynaceous tree, Geissospermum vellosii: source of a substance formerly used for treating malaria

Word Origin for pereira bark

named after Jonathan Pereira (1804–53), English pharmacologist
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