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English → English (WordNet) Definition: Peruvian balsam Peruvian balsam n : tree of South and Central America yielding an aromatic balsam [syn: Myroxylon pereirae, Myroxylon balsamum pereirae ]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Peruvian balsam Peruvian \Pe*ru"vi*an\, a. [Cf. F. p['e]ruvien, Sp. peruviano.] Of or pertaining to Peru, in South America. -- n. A native or an inhabitant of Peru. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]


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