quinine

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish quina (cinchona bark), from Quechua kina.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkwɪniːn/, /kwɪˈniːn/, /ˈkwaɪnaɪn/

Noun[edit]

quinine (uncountable)

  1. (pharmacology) A bitter colourless powder, an alkaloid derived from cinchona bark, used to treat malaria and as an ingredient of tonic water.
    • 1922, Michael Arlen, chapter 2/9/1, “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days[1]:
      He hadn't the faintest idea what to with a cold in the head, he just took quinine and continued to blow his nose.

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

quinine f (plural quinines)

  1. quinine

References[edit]

  • quinine” in the Dictionnaire de l’Académie française, 8th Edition (1932–35).

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