Meaning of fever tree

fe'ver tree"

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  1. any of several trees that produce or are believed to produce a febrifuge, as the blue gum, which is believed to prevent malaria.
  2. a small tree, Pinckneya pubens, of the madder family, native to the southeastern U.S., having a bark used as a tonic and febrifuge.
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