- 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.
Origin of pereira bark
pereira < New Latin, named after J. Pereira (1804–53), English professor of medicine
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- the bark of a South American apocynaceous tree, Geissospermum vellosii: source of a substance formerly used for treating malaria
named after Jonathan Pereira (1804–53), English pharmacologist