upas antiar
Upas U"pas ([=u]"p[.a]s), n. [Malay p[=u]hn-[=u]pas; p[=u]hn a tree + [=u]pas poison.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A tree ({Antiaris toxicaria}) of the Breadfruit family, common in the forests of Java and the neighboring islands. Its secretions are poisonous, and it has been fabulously reported that the atmosphere about it is deleterious. Called also {bohun upas}. [1913 Webster]

2. A virulent poison used in Java and the adjacent islands for poisoning arrows. One kind, {upas antiar}, is derived from the upas tree ({Antiaris toxicaria}). {Upas tieute} is prepared from a climbing plant ({Strychnos Tieute}). [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • antiar — ⇒ANTIAR, subst. masc. PHARMACOL. Latex extrêmement vénéneux produit par l antiaris toxicaria et utilisé pour son action toxique ou thérapeutique : • On peut distinguer trois manières principales d agir sur les êtres vivants : 1 On agit par des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • upas — [ ypa(s) ] n. m. • 1808; mot malais « poison » ♦ Bot. Poison végétal, utilisé par les indigènes des îles de la Sonde pour empoisonner leurs flèches. Arbre dont est tiré ce poison. ● upas nom masculin (mot malais) Arbre (moracée) de Malaisie dont… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Upas — U pas ([=u] p[.a]s), n. [Malay p[=u]hn [=u]pas; p[=u]hn a tree + [=u]pas poison.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A tree ({Antiaris toxicaria}) of the Breadfruit family, common in the forests of Java and the neighboring islands. Its secretions are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Upas tieute — Upas U pas ([=u] p[.a]s), n. [Malay p[=u]hn [=u]pas; p[=u]hn a tree + [=u]pas poison.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A tree ({Antiaris toxicaria}) of the Breadfruit family, common in the forests of Java and the neighboring islands. Its secretions are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • upas — (u pas ) s. m. Substance vénéneuse dont les habitants des îles de la Sonde se servent pour empoisonner leurs flèches, et dont la plus petite quantité suffit pour donner immédiatement la mort.    Upas antiar, poison qui provient de l antiaris… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • antiar — (an ti ar) s. m. Voy. upas antiar …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Antiar — An ti*ar, n. [Jav. antjar.] A Virulent poison prepared in Java from the gum resin of one species of the upas tree ({Antiaris toxicaria}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • antiar — [an′tētē ə rin΄an′tē är΄] n. [Javanese antjar] 1. the upas tree of Java 2. a poison made from its gum resin: also called antiarin [an′tētē ə rin΄] …   English World dictionary

  • Upas — Upas, malaiisch, so v.w. Gift; U. Radja (U. Tieute) u. U. Antiar (Pohon U), die ostindischen Pfeilgifte, s. Pfeilgift B) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • antiar — n. = UPAS 1a, 2. Etymology: Jav. antjar * * * ˈantēˌär noun ( s) Etymology: Javanese antjar upas tree 1. : a poisonous gum resin from the upas tree 2. : an arrow poison prepared from antiar * * * /an tee ahr / …   Useful english dictionary

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