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fever tree

noun
1.
any of several trees that produce or are believed to produce a febrifuge, as the blue gum, which is believed to prevent malaria.
2.
a small tree, Pinckneya pubens, of the madder family, native to the southeastern U.S., having a bark used as a tonic and febrifuge.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for fever tree

fever tree

noun (US)
1.
any of several trees that produce a febrifuge or tonic, esp Pinckneya pubens, a rubiaceous tree of SE North America
2.
a tall leguminous swamp tree, Acacia xanthophloea, of southern Africa, with fragrant yellow flowers
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