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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : of or relating to or characteristic of Peru or its people;
            "Peruvian artifacts"
      n : a native or inhabitant of Peru