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Jes·u·it's bark(jĕzh′o͞o-ĭts, jĕz′o͞o-, -yo͞o-)
[So called because it was first known to Europeans through Jesuit missions in Peru.]
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|Noun||1.||Jesuit's bark - medicinal bark of cinchona trees; source of quinine and quinidine|
bark - tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants
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