cuprea bark

noun
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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cuprea%20bark. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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