from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- any of several trees of the genus Cinchona. Same as cinchona.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as Cinchona.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several trees of the genus Cinchona
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Simplice, who had been watching with her, availed herself of this slumber to go and prepare a new potion of chinchona.
I said with enjoyment, 'I could certainly get you drunk in the wilderness, but actual gin would depend on juniper bushes, and tonic on chinchona trees for quinine, and I don't think they'd both grow in the same place, but you never know.'
In its crude form the bark of the chinchona tree had been used for its medical properties since times immemorial.
The forests contain mahogany, lignum-vitæ, and the chinchona tree, from which quinine is made.
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Sister Simplice, who had been watching with her, availed herself of this slumber to go and prepare a new potion of chinchona.
The doctor recommended silence, and that all painful emotions should be avoided; he prescribed an infusion of pure chinchona, and, in case the fever should increase again during the night, a calming potion.
The intermediate slopes are clothed with a vegetation partly African, partly European; and here Humboldt, at the end of the last century, proposed to naturalise the chinchona.
Like Drs. Livingstone and Hutchinson, he holds fever and quinine "incompatibles," and he highly approves of the prophylactic adhibition of chinchona used by the unfortunate Douville in 1828.
In the month of May, a number of Indians set out together, some of whom, of greatest experience, who are called _cateadores_, or searchers, climb the highest trees to spy out the _manchas_, or spots where the _chinchona_ groups are growing, distinguishing them merely by a slight difference in the tints from the dark-green of the surrounding foliage.