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  • n. Jesuit's bark

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the bitter bark of trees of various species of Cinchona. It acts as a powerful tonic, and is a remedy for malarial diseases. This property is due to several alkaloids, as quinine, cinchonine, etc., and their compounds; -- called also Jesuit's bark, and cinchona. See Cinchona.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. medicinal bark of cinchona trees; source of quinine and quinidine


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