pereira bark

pe·​rei·​ra bark | \ pəˈrerə-, -ˈrārə- \
variants: or pereira
plural -s

Definition of pereira bark

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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History and Etymology for pereira bark

after Jonathan Pereira †1853 English pharmacologist.

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“Pereira bark.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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