Jesuit's 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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  • Jesuit's Bark — • On account of its alkaloids, is the most celebrated specific remedy for all forms of malaria Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Jesuit s Bark     Jesuit s Bark      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Jesuit's bark — Peru offers a branch of cinchona to Science (from a 17th century engraving). Cinchona genus is the source of Peruvian Bark, an important historical remedy against malaria. Jesuit s Bark, also called Peruvian Bark …   Wikipedia

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

  • Jesuit's bark — cinchona (def. 2). [1685 95; introduced into Europe from the Jesuit missions in South America] * * * …   Universalium

  • Bark (disambiguation) — Bark is a general term for the outer layer of something.Bark may also refer to: * Bark (dog), the vocalizations of some animals. * bark (ship), a sailing vessel, three masted, foresail and mainsail square rigging, and mizzen rigging fore and aft… …   Wikipedia

  • Jesuit'sbark — Jes·u·it s bark (jĕzhʹo͞o ĭts, jĕzʹo͞o , yo͞o ) n. See cinchona.   [So called because it was first known to Europeans through Jesuit missions in Peru.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Jesuit — Jes u*it, n. [F. J[ e]suite, Sp. Jesuita: cf. It. Gesuita.] 1. (R. C. Ch.) One of a religious order founded by Ignatius Loyola, and approved in 1540, under the title of The Society of Jesus. [1913 Webster] Note: The order consists of Scholastics …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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