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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  • Wow, a 1638 fever sounds like a high one!

    October 25, 2007

  • the tree bark that yields quinine, named for the countess of Chinchón, wife of viceroy of Peru. Legend has it that when this bark cured her 1638 fever, she had more collected for malaria sufferers.

    October 25, 2007