winter's bark

noun, often capitalized W

Definition of winter's bark

  1. 1 :  an aromatic bark with tonic and stimulant properties

  2. 2 :  an evergreen tree (Drimys winteri) found from Mexico southward throughout South America and yielding winter's bark and a light soft straight-grained brown wood that somewhat resembles and is used similarly to basswood

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Origin and Etymology of winter's bark

after John Wynter (or Winter), 16th century British naval officer

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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