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peruvian

Of or pertaining to Peru, in south America.

A native or an inhabitant of Peru. 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.

Origin: Cf. F. Peruvien, Sp. Peruviano.


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Re: Species vs Race?

... it's a simple matter of A is to X what B is to ??? Sparrow and Bluebird. Physically, almost indistinguishable but for color. Norwegian and Peruvian. Similarly so. So these sidewalk respondants are what.. just idiots? Irredeemable? If anyone has even the tiniest interest in how racism infects, ...

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Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:57 pm
 
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Topic: Species vs Race?
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Species vs Race?

... I mean.. the robin doesn't mate with the bluebird!" I can't be helped at this point. "...but the norwegian human mates with the peruvian human?" ..suspiciously she says "Yeah" .................and here we go again. I'm often irritated at the misapprehensions regarding ...

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by geb
Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:28 pm
 
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climber identification

I've been looking in my keys for the last hour and I may just have found your plant. Vitaceae -- Cissus rotundifolia (aka: Arabian Wax Cissus, Peruvian grape ivy) This climber has both tendrils and round, dark-green, fleshy, serrated, alternate leaves. It also secretes sugar droplets. I'm 99% ...

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by ivygirl_5
Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:49 am
 
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The Fiber Disease

... fire base at Santa Lucia. Peasants in the area complained of their coca patches being sprayed from helicopters. In a debriefing of the US-funded Peruvian National Coordinator for Human Rights ('La Coordinadora') about their 1993 Annual Trip to Peru's Huallaga Valley Jungle Region, 'the delegation ...

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by Skytroll
Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:12 pm
 
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Topic: The Fiber Disease
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The Fiber Disease

... describe potential liabilities associated with the sale of genetically modified (GM) plants. Bayer, which is implicated in the 1999 deaths of 24 Peruvian children who accidentally consumed methyl parathion (marketed by Bayer as Folidol) that was confused with powdered milk, is under pressure ...

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by London
Tue May 16, 2006 10:09 pm
 
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