Definitions

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

  • n. small tree of Ecuador and Peru having very large glossy leaves and large panicles of fragrant pink flowers; cultivated for its medicinal bark

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Examples

  • In the seventeenth century, as I have already told you, the remarkable discovery was made that the bark of the cinchona tree was a specific.

    The Evolution of Modern Medicine

  • Here is the home of the cinchona tree, here orchids bloom among the tall trunks, and here whole woods are entangled in a network of lianas.

    From Pole to Pole A Book for Young People

  • Quinine is an anti-malarial drug that comes from the bark of the cinchona tree.

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  • Curare comes from a tropical vine and quinine from the cinchona tree.

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