Peruvian bark


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Peruvian bark

n.

Peruvian bark

n
(Plants) another name for cinchona2
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Noun1.Peruvian bark - medicinal bark of cinchona treesPeruvian bark - medicinal bark of cinchona trees; source of quinine and quinidine
chinchona, cinchona - any of several trees of the genus Cinchona
bark - tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants
References in classic literature ?
Some people, however indifferent they may become after a considerable space of absence, always contrive to leave a pleasant impression just at parting; not so Hunsden, a conference with him affected one like a draught of Peruvian bark; it seemed a concentration of the specially harsh, stringent, bitter; whether, like bark, it invigorated, I scarcely knew.
North painted this month's cover image, "Foliage, Flowers, and Seed-vessels of a Peruvian Bark Tree," while traveling in South America during the early 1870s.
* China officinalis (Peruvian bark, the source of quinine):