Definition of Peruvian bark in English:

Peruvian bark


mass noun
  • Cinchona bark.

    • ‘Ague was known to be related to mosquito bites, and was treated with Peruvian bark.’
    • ‘For example, herbalists claimed that Peruvian bark cured malaria.’
    • ‘Add a little nutmeg, some powdered reindeer horn, five vine leaves and a piece of Peruvian bark.’
    • ‘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.’