jesuit bark

Jesuit's bark

noun
cinchona ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1685–95; introduced into Europe from the Jesuit missions in South America

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jesuit's bark

noun
medicinal bark of cinchona trees; source of quinine and quinidine [syn: cinchona
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