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Etymology

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

Noun

Singular
quinine

Plural
-

quinine (-)
  1. (pharmacology) A bitter colourless powder, an alkaloid derived from cinchona bark, used to treat malaria and as an ingredient of tonic water.

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French

Noun

quinine f (usually uncountable)

  1. quinine

References

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

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