fever tree

noun

Definition of fever tree

: any of several shrubs or trees that are thought to indicate regions free from fever or that yield remedies for fever especially : an African acacia (Acacia xanthlophloea)

First Known Use of fever tree

1727, in the meaning defined above

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“Fever tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fever%20tree. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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