genus Cinchona

noun
large genus of trees of Andean region of South America having medicinal bark
Syn: ↑genus Chinchona
Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Rubiaceae, ↑family Rubiaceae, ↑madder family
Member Meronyms:

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  • cinchona — The dried bark of the root and stem of various species of C., a genus of evergreen trees (family Rubiaceae), native of South America but cultivated in various tropical regions. The cultivated bark contains 7 to 10% of total alkaloids; about 70%… …   Medical dictionary

  • genus Chinchona — noun large genus of trees of Andean region of South America having medicinal bark • Syn: ↑genus Cinchona • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Rubiaceae, ↑family Rubiaceae, ↑madder family …   Useful english dictionary

  • cinchona — cinchonic /sin kon ik/, adj. /sing koh neuh, sin /, n. 1. any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Cinchona, of the madder family, esp. C. calisaya, native to the Andes, cultivated there and in Java and India for its bark, which yields quinine …   Universalium

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  • Cinchona calisaya — noun Peruvian shrub or small tree having large glossy leaves and cymes of fragrant yellow to green or red flowers; cultivated for its medicinal bark • Syn: ↑calisaya, ↑Cinchona officinalis, ↑Cinchona ledgeriana • Hypernyms: ↑cinchona, ↑chinchona …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cinchona cordifolia — noun Colombian tree; source of Cartagena bark (a cinchona bark) • Syn: ↑Cartagena bark, ↑Cinchona lancifolia • Hypernyms: ↑cinchona, ↑chinchona • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Cinchona, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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