cin|cho|na «sihn KOH nuh», noun.
1. an evergreen tree native to the Andes Mountains, now also known in the East Indies, India, and tropical America. It is valuable for its bark. Cinchonas belong to the madder family
2. its bitter bark, from which quinine and other drugs are obtained; Peruvian bark. Also, chinchona.
[< New Latin Chinchona (named by Linnaeus) < the Countess of Chinchón or Cinchón, wife of a Spanish viceroy of Peru, who introduced the bark in Europe]

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