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Peruvian bark   /pərˈuviən bɑrk/   Listen
Peruvian bark

noun
1.
Medicinal bark of cinchona trees; source of quinine and quinidine.  Synonyms: cinchona, cinchona bark, Jesuit's bark.






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"Peruvian bark" Quotes from Famous Books



... frost, and was so juicy that, as I say, you did not so much eat one as drink it. As for the taste, it was a wholesome bitter-sour, as if a lemon had been flavored with quinine; not quite so sour as a lemon, perhaps, nor quite so bitter as Peruvian bark, but, as it were, an agreeable compromise between the two. When I drank one, I not only quenched my thirst, but felt that I had taken an infallible prophylactic against the malarial fever. Better still, I had surprised ...
— A Florida Sketch-Book • Bradford Torrey

... instruments of observation. Trust as little as you can to report; examine all you can by your own senses. I do not doubt but you will be able to add much to knowledge, and, perhaps, to medicine. Wild nations trust to simples; and, perhaps, the Peruvian bark is not the only specifick which those extensive regions ...
— Life Of Johnson, Vol. 1 • Boswell

... Powder.—Mix together, in a mortar, half an ounce of red Peruvian bark, finely powdered, a quarter of an ounce of powdered myrrh, and a quarter of an ounce ...
— The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing - A Manual of Ready Reference • Joseph Triemens



Words linked to "Peruvian bark" :   cinchona, chinchona, Jesuit's bark, cinchona bark, bark



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