Definition of Chinchona
1. Noun. Any of several trees of the genus Cinchona.
Group relationships: Genus Chinchona, Genus Cinchona
Specialized synonyms: Cartagena Bark, Cinchona Cordifolia, Cinchona Lancifolia, Calisaya, Cinchona Calisaya, Cinchona Ledgeriana, Cinchona Officinalis, Cinchona Pubescens, Cinchona Tree
Terms within: Cinchona, Cinchona Bark, Jesuit's Bark, Peruvian Bark
Generic synonyms: Tree
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chinchona
Literary usage of Chinchona
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign (1866)
"ANALYSIS OF chinchona BARK AND LEAVES, KE- CEIVED JUNE 21ST, 1865. ... Superintendent of the Government chinchona Plantations, Ootacamund, to CG Master, ..."
2. Days with Industrials: Adventures and Experiences Among Curious Industries by Alexander Hay Japp (1889)
"NATURE AND HABITS OF chinchona TREES. The genus chinchona includes as many as thirty-six species, but only about a dozen of these are found available for ..."
3. A Memoir on the Indian Surveys by Clements Robert Markham (1878)
"Among other measures, I believe and trust that the chinchona plantations, ... 180 (1866) ; see also chinchona Blue Books, presented to Parliament, ..."
4. India: The Land and the People by James Caird (1884)
"We rode through the Government chinchona plantation here, for the production of the febrifuge, quinine, which is extracted from the bark of the tree. ..."
5. Contested Etymologies in the Dictionary of the Rev. W. W. Skeat by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1882)
"chinchona.—” Peruvian bark. The usual story is, that it was named after the Countess of Chinchon, wife of the Governor of Peru, cured by it AD 1638. ..."
6. Central and South America by Augustus Henry Keane, Clements Robert Markham (1901)
"Some of these may, no doubt, have originated in the Cordilleras; but the chief area of birth and dispersion would appear to have been the older chinchona. ..."