noun Chemistry, Pharmacology.
Origin of quinine
Examples from the Web for quinine
It must be sing-song, though, kind of gettin' into her head like quinine.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
I found it was of a rheumatic nature (caused from malaria) and made worse by Quinine and external applications.
Quinine and a few drastic purgatives summed up his medical creed.The Gilded Man|Clifford Smyth
He was only partly right, perhaps, but he was nearer the truth than the dealer in quinine and a cheap philosophy of life.The Translation of a Savage, Complete|Gilbert Parker
He filled a glass tube with a solution of sulphate of quinine and then moved it through the spectrum, entering at the red ray.The White Spark|Orville Livingston Leach
British Dictionary definitions for quinine
Word Origin for quinine
Word Origin and History for quinine
alkaloid responsible for curative properties in the cinchona tree, 1821, from French quinine (1820), with chemical ending -ine (2) + Spanish quina "cinchona bark" (from which it is extracted), from Quechua (Peru) kina. Earlier in reduplicated form quinaquina (1727).