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part of speech: noun

An alkaline substance, obtained from the bark of the Cinchona tree, much used in medicine in the treatment of agues and fevers.

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One of the alkaline proximate principles in which the medicinal virtues of the Peruvian bark reside, highly valued in the treatment of agues, & c., and for its tonic properties.

part of speech: noun

A bitter drug obtained from the bark of the Cinchona tree.

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