Definition of Fever tree
1. Noun. Any of several trees having leaves or bark used to allay fever or thought to indicate regions free of fever.
2. Noun. Ornamental shrub or small tree of swampy areas in southwestern United States having large pink or white sepals and yielding Georgia bark for treating fever.
Group relationships: Genus Pinckneya, Pinckneya
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
3. Noun. Tall fast-growing timber tree with leaves containing a medicinal oil; young leaves are bluish.
Generic synonyms: Eucalypt, Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree
4. Noun. African tree supposed to mark healthful regions.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Fever Tree
Literary usage of Fever tree
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties by Charles Henry Snow (1908)
"Eucalyptus globulus. Nomenclature. Blue Gum (local and common fever tree (Australia), name). Balluck (Australia). ..."
2. Trees and Tree-planting by James Sanks Brisbin (1888)
"CHAPTER XLVI THE EUCALYPTUS, OR THE FEVER-TREE. Its Nativity.—When Discovered, and by Whom.—When Introduced into France.—Its Medicinal Qualities, and by ..."
3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"This includes the fever tree or Georgia bark, a tall shrub or small tree with fls. ... But the distinctive feature of the fever tree, both botanically and ..."
4. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"But the distinctive feature of the fever tree, ... The fever tree has been cult, in Europe under glass, but it is rarely successfully cult, ..."
5. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1874)
"The tree has been introduced into various provinces of Brazil, and is called fever tree, from its alleged marvellous results in the treatment of ..."
6. The Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by John Timbs (1877)
"In Valencia (Spain) the vulgar name for it is the fever-tree. A few years ago a Spanish gardener visiting Paris was shown the tree as a novelty. ..."