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

1
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
  1. the bark of a South American apocynaceous tree, Geissospermum vellosii: source of a substance formerly used for treating malaria

Origin of pereira bark

1
named after Jonathan Pereira (1804–53), English pharmacologist

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