from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The aromatic bark of tree (Drimys Winteri syn. Drymis Winteri) of the Magnolia family, which is found in Southern Chile. It was first used as a cure for scurvy by its discoverer, Captain John Winter, vice admiral to sir Francis Drake, in 1577.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See bark.

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

  • n. aromatic bark having tonic and stimulant properties
  • n. South American evergreen tree yielding winter's bark and a light soft wood similar to basswood


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