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Cinchona

noun
1.
Medicinal bark of cinchona trees; source of quinine and quinidine.  Synonyms: cinchona bark, Jesuit's bark, Peruvian bark.
2.
Any of several trees of the genus Cinchona.  Synonym: chinchona.



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"Cinchona" Quotes from Famous Books



... found 1,000 feet above Mahadeb, as also Camellia candata; Plantago, and Eriocaulon 2 sp. appear about 500 feet above Mahadeb; and continue to Churra. Randia, the common one, is found up to 4,000 feet. Cinchona gratissima appears at Moosmai. The first Viburnum, also occurs here. Impatiens graminifolia a little lower. Salomonia, which appears half way to Mahadeb, continues to Moosmai and ...
— Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The - Neighbouring Countries • William Griffith

... three equal, vertical bands of red (hoist side), white, and red with the coat of arms centered in the white band; the coat of arms features a shield bearing a vicuna, cinchona tree (the source of quinine), and a yellow cornucopia spilling out gold coins, all framed by ...
— The 2002 CIA World Factbook • US Government



Words linked to "Cinchona" :   calisaya, Cartagena bark, bark, tree, genus Chinchona



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