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Peruvian bark

  

      n      another name for       cinchona       2  
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cinchona  
      n  
1    any tree or shrub of the South American rubiaceous genus Cinchona, esp. C. calisaya, having medicinal bark  
2      (Also called)    cinchona bark, Peruvian bark, calisaya, china bark          the dried bark of any of these trees, which yields quinine and other medicinal alkaloids  
3    any of the drugs derived from cinchona bark  
     (C18: New Latin, named after the Countess of Chinchón (1576--1639), vicereine of Peru)  
  cinchonic      adj  

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Peru  
      n   a republic in W South America, on the Pacific: the centre of the great Inca Empire when conquered by the Spanish in 1532; gained independence in 1824 by defeating Spanish forces with armies led by San Martín and Bolívar; consists of a coastal desert, rising to the Andes; an important exporter of minerals and a major fishing nation. Official languages: Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara. Official religion: Roman Catholic. Currency: nuevo sol. Capital: Lima. Pop.: 24801000 (1998 est.). Area: 1285215 sq. km (496222 sq. miles)  
   Peruvian             adj, n  


Peruvian bark  
      n      another name for       cinchona       2  

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