pereira bark

[puh-rair-uh]
noun
  1. 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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British Dictionary definitions for pereira bark

pereira bark

noun
  1. 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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