pereira bark

noun

pe·​rei·​ra bark
pəˈrerə-,
-ˈrārə-
variants or pereira
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

Word History

Etymology

after Jonathan Pereira †1853 English pharmacologist.

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“Pereira bark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pereira%20bark. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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