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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