Definition of Peruvian bark in English:

Peruvian bark

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noun

[mass noun]
  • Cinchona bark.
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    • 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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