cin·cho·na /sɪŋˈkonə, sɪnˈʧo-/
cin·cho·na /sɪŋˈkonə, sɪnˈʧo-/ 名詞
1. Bot. A genus of trees growing naturally on the Andes in Peru and adjacent countries, but now cultivated in the East Indies, producing a medicinal bark of great value.
2. Med. The bark of any species of Cinchona containing three per cent. or more of bitter febrifuge alkaloids; Peruvian bark; Jesuits' bark.
n : any of several trees of the genus Cinchona [syn: chinchona]