pereira-bark

pereira bark

[puh-rair-uh]
noun
the bark of any of several South American trees belonging to the genus Geissospermum, of the dogbane family, especially that of G. vellosii, used in Brazil to allay fever.

Origin:
pereira < Neo-Latin, named after J. Pereira (1804–53), English professor of medicine

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pereira bark (pəˈrɛərə)
 
n
the bark of a South American apocynaceous tree, Geissospermum vellosii: source of a substance formerly used for treating malaria
 
[named after Jonathan Pereira (1804--53), English pharmacologist]

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