1. cinchona

noun. any of several trees of the genus Cinchona.


  • Cinchona cordifolia
  • Peruvian bark
  • Cinchona calisaya
  • cinchona tree
  • Cartagena bark
  • Cinchona pubescens
  • Cinchona lancifolia
  • Cinchona officinalis
  • tree
  • chinchona
  • cinchona bark
  • Cinchona ledgeriana
  • calisaya
  • genus Cinchona
  • Jesuit's bark

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2. cinchona

noun. medicinal bark of cinchona trees; source of quinine and quinidine.


  • bark
  • cinchona bark
  • Jesuit's bark
  • Peruvian bark

Sentences with cinchona

1. Noun, singular or mass
Quinine is made from the bark of the cinchona tree and gives tonic water its signature bitter taste.

2. Adjective
Bitterness comes from esoteric ingredients you can order online, like gentian or cinchona bark, or you can clean and roast a few dandelion roots (yes, dandelion!)