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- 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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The cinchona tree was cultivated for export by the Dutch on their Indonesian colonial plantations.
The modern fight against malaria began with the discovery that powder made from the bark of the cinchona tree in the South American Andes was useful for treating fever.