Definition of Cinchona tree
1. Noun. Small tree of Ecuador and Peru having very large glossy leaves and large panicles of fragrant pink flowers; cultivated for its medicinal bark.
Group relationships: Genus Chinchona, Genus Cinchona
Generic synonyms: Chinchona, Cinchona
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Literary usage of Cinchona tree
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1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1884)
"cinchona-tree was introduced into India in valued at £1000000. The cinchona-tree re- ident Barrios to try this experiment. The 000 been repaid, ..."
2. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1884)
"The cinchona - tree was introduced into India in 1879, at the instance of the ... The cinchona-tree requires a tropical climate and a plentiful rainfall. ..."
3. Francisco Jose De Caldas: A Scientist at Work in Nueva Granada by John W. Appel, M.D. (1994)
"A memoir discussing the geographical distribution of the cinchona tree. 3. A general study of plant geography. In the application of his concept of plant ..."
4. The Medical and Surgical Reporter (1881)
"digenous pseudo cinchona tree in Georgia, that a good variety might be made to grow there, and it is even possible that by grafting with slips of the best ..."
5. A French-English Dictionary for Chemists by Austin McDowell Patterson (1921)
"... post, support; cap, string piece; keel; skittle, ninepin; tall skittle-shaped bottle. quina, m. cinchona (tree and bark). ..."