Peruvian bark
Peruvian Pe*ru"vi*an, a. [Cf. F. p['e]ruvien, Sp. peruviano.] Of or pertaining to Peru, in South America. -- n. A native or an inhabitant of Peru. [1913 Webster]

{Peruvian balsam}. See {Balsam of Peru}, under {Balsam}.

{Peruvian bark}, 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}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Peruvian bark — n. CINCHONA (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • Peruvian bark — SYN: cinchona. * * * Peruvian bark n CINCHONA (3) * * * cinchona (def. 2) …   Medical dictionary

  • Peruvian bark — noun medicinal bark of cinchona trees; source of quinine and quinidine • Syn: ↑cinchona, ↑cinchona bark, ↑Jesuit s bark • Hypernyms: ↑bark • Part Holonyms: ↑cinchona, ↑chinchona …   Useful english dictionary

  • peruvian bark — Cinchona, Jesuit s bark, Cinchona bark …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Peruvian bark — noun archaic cinchona bark …   English new terms dictionary

  • Peruvian bark — cinchona (def. 2). [1655 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • Peruvian bark — /pəˌruviən ˈbak/ (say puh.roohveeuhn bahk) noun → cinchona (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

  • red Peruvian-bark — raudonasis chininmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Raudinių šeimos medieninis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Cinchona pubescens), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai) ir karčiosios medžiagos,… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Peruvian — Pe*ru vi*an, a. [Cf. F. p[ e]ruvien, Sp. peruviano.] Of or pertaining to Peru, in South America. n. A native or an inhabitant of Peru. [1913 Webster] {Peruvian balsam}. See {Balsam of Peru}, under {Balsam}. {Peruvian bark}, the bitter bark of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peruvian balsam — Peruvian Pe*ru vi*an, a. [Cf. F. p[ e]ruvien, Sp. peruviano.] Of or pertaining to Peru, in South America. n. A native or an inhabitant of Peru. [1913 Webster] {Peruvian balsam}. See {Balsam of Peru}, under {Balsam}. {Peruvian bark}, the bitter… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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