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Peruvian bark

noun
1.
cinchona (def 2).
Origin of Peruvian bark
1655-1665
1655-65
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  • Of the peruvian-bark trees there are many species,—between twenty and thirty.

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  • Now it is a fortunate circumstance that the peruvian-bark trees differ from all others in the colour of their leaves.

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  • Inoculation, for instance, has saved more lives than war destroys: and the cures performed by the peruvian-bark are innumerable.

British Dictionary definitions for peruvian-bark

Peruvian bark

noun
1.
another name for cinchona (sense 2)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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