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)

Examples of fever tree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Decades of hard, often Sisyphean conservation work have succeeded in showing the resilience of the savanna’s low acacia and fever trees, thorny shrubs, and monumental ancient baobabs. Christopher Cameron, Robb Report, 28 Nov. 2023 Isn’t that a wonderful name, fever tree? Jonas Eika, The New Yorker, 12 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1727, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fever tree was in 1727

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“Fever tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fever%20tree. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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