Definitions

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  • n. An alkaloid obtained from a white bark resembling that of the cinchona.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An alkaloid obtained from a white bark resembling that of the cinchona, first brought from Payta, in Peru.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crystallizable alkaloid (C21H24N2O.H2O) of Payta bark.

Etymologies

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Payta +‎ -ine, from the place in Peru from which it was first brought.

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