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Peruvian bark Syllabification: Pe·ru·vi·an bark
Pronunciation: /pəˌro͞ovēən ˈbärk/

Definition of Peruvian bark in English:

noun

Cinchona bark.
Example sentences
  • He also advocated that specific remedies could be applied to each such disease, his favourite example being the prescription of Peruvian bark for intermittent fever or ague.
  • For example, herbalists claimed that Peruvian bark cured malaria.
  • Ague was known to be related to mosquito bites, and was treated with Peruvian bark.

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