pereira bark

noun pe·rei·ra bark \ pəˈrerə- , -ˈrārə- \
variants: or pereira

Definition of pereira bark

plural -s
1 :a Brazilian tree (Geissospermum vellosii) of the family Apocynaceae
2 :the bark of the pereira tree used in Brazil as a tonic and febrifuge

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Origin and Etymology of pereira bark

after Jonathan Pereira †1853 English pharmacologist.


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