cuprea bark

cu·​prea bark | \ ˈk(y)üprēə- \

Definition of cuprea bark

: the coppery-red bark of either of two South American trees (Remijia pedunculata and R. puridieana) that yields quinine

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History and Etymology for cuprea bark

American Spanish cuprea, any of several rubiaceous plants (including Remijia purdieana), from Late Latin, feminine of cupreus cupreous

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“Cuprea bark.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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