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The New International Encyclopædia/Bebeerine

BEBEE′RINE (from bebeery, the native name of the tree). A bitter alkaloid occasionally used in medicine, in the form of its sulphate, as a substitute for quinine, and, on account of its stimulating action on the stomach, as a stomachic. It is obtained from the bark of the Greenheart-tree (Nectandra rodiœi of the order Laurineæ), indigenous to British Guiana.