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Peruvian bark

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noun
  1. cinchona(def 2).
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Origin of Peruvian bark

First recorded in 1655–65
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Historical Examples

  • Of the Peruvian-bark trees there are many species,—between twenty and thirty.

    The Forest Exiles

    Mayne Reid

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for peruvian bark

Peruvian bark

noun
  1. another name for cinchona (def. 2)
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