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calisaya

[kal-uh-sey-yuh] /ˌkæl əˈseɪ yə/
noun
1.
the medicinal bark of the tree Cinchona calisaya.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Neo-Latin, after Calisaya, name of the Bolivian Indian who told the whites about the medicinal values of cinchona bark
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calisaya

/ˌkælɪˈseɪə/
noun
1.
the bark of any of several tropical trees of the rubiaceous genus Cinchona, esp C. calisaya, from which quinine is extracted Also called calisaya bark, yellowbark, cinchona
Word Origin
C19: from Spanish, from the name of a Bolivian Indian who taught the uses of quinine to the Spanish
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