cuprea bark


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

Word History


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 24 Sep. 2023.

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