Jesuit-s-bark meaning

jĕzh'o͝o-ĭts, jĕz'o͝o-, -yo͝o-
(obsolete) A medicine for the treatment of malaria prepared from the bark of various Cinchona trees and shrubs. The main active ingredient was quinine.
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Origin of jesuit-s-bark

So called because it was first known to Europeans through Jesuit missions in Peru