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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the tribe Cinchoneae — the cinchona trees.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of trees growing naturally on the Andes in Peru and adjacent countries, but now cultivated in the East Indies, producing a medicinal bark of great value.
- n. The bark of any species of Cinchona containing three per cent. or more of bitter febrifuge alkaloids; Peruvian bark; Jesuits' bark.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of evergreen trees, natural order Rubiaceæ, natives of the Andes from the United States of Colombia to Bolivia, growing chiefly on the eastern slopes at an average altitude of from 5,000 to 8,000 feet.
- n. [lowercase] The medicinal bark of the species of Cinchona.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several trees of the genus Cinchona
- n. medicinal bark of cinchona trees; source of quinine and quinidine
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