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Cin*cho"na (?), n. [So named from
the wife of Count Chinchon, viceroy of Peru in the
seventeenth century, who by its use was freed from an
intermittent fever, and after her return to Spain, contributed to
the general propagation of this remedy.] 1.
(Bot.) A genus of trees growing naturally on the
Andes in Peru and adjacent countries, but now cultivated in the
East Indies, producing a medicinal bark of great value.
2. (Med.) The bark of any species
of Cinchona containing three per cent. or more of bitter
febrifuge alkaloids; Peruvian bark; Jesuits' bark.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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