Winter's bark

Winter's bark
Winter's bark Win"ter's bark` (Bot.) The aromatic bark of tree ({Drimys Winteri} syn. {Drymis Winteri}) of the Magnolia family, which is found in Southern Chile. It was first used as a cure for scurvy by its discoverer, Captain John Winter, vice admiral to sir Francis Drake, in 1577. [1913 Webster]

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  • winter's bark — noun 1. aromatic bark having tonic and stimulant properties • Hypernyms: ↑bark • Part Holonyms: ↑winter s bark tree, ↑Drimys winteri 2. South American evergreen tree yielding winter s bark and a light soft wood similar to basswood • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Winter's-bark — puošnusis drimis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Driminių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Drimys winteri), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Drimys winteri angl. Winter s bark šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Winter's bark — noun a) A tree (Drimys winteri) native to Chile and Argentina, grown as an ornamental plant for its reddish brown bark, bright green, fragrant leaves and clusters of creamy white, jasmine scented flowers. b) The bark of this tree. Syn: Winters… …   Wiktionary

  • Winter's bark — (sometimes l.c.) an evergreen tree, Drimys winteri, ranging from Mexico to Cape Horn, having aromatic leaves and cream colored, jasmine scented flowers. [1615 25; named after William Winter, 16th century English captain] * * * …   Universalium

  • winter's bark tree — noun South American evergreen tree yielding winter s bark and a light soft wood similar to basswood • Syn: ↑winter s bark, ↑Drimys winteri • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Drimys, ↑genus Drimys …   Useful english dictionary

  • winter's bark family — noun small family of chiefly tropical shrubs and trees of genera Drimys and Pseudowintera; sometimes included in Magnoliaceae • Syn: ↑Winteraceae, ↑family Winteraceae • Hypernyms: ↑magnoliid dicot family • Member Holonyms: ↑Ranales, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • false winter's bark — noun Usage: usually capitalized W : canella bark …   Useful english dictionary

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