Pe·ru·vi·an a. Of or pertaining to Peru, in South America. -- n. A native or an inhabitant of Peru.
Peruvian balsam. See Balsam of Peru, under Balsam.
Peruvian bark, the bitter bark of trees of various species of Cinchona. It acts as a powerful tonic, and is a remedy for malarial diseases. This property is due to several alkaloids, as quinine, cinchonine, etc., and their compounds; -- called also Jesuit's bark, and cinchona. See Cinchona.
adj : of or relating to or characteristic of Peru or its people;
n : a native or inhabitant of Peru