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 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]


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  • 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 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… …   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

  • tieuté — (tieu té) s. m. Terme de botanique. •   Nom vulgaire à Java, et nom spécifique du strychnos tieuté (apocynées), qui est le vomiquier tieuté de certains auteurs, et dont le suc sert à préparer l upas tieuté, un des poisons les plus violents,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • upas — noun a) A tree Antiaris toxicaria of the breadfruit family, common in the forests of Java and the neighboring islands, with poisonous secretions. b) A virulent poison used in Java and the adjacent islands for poisoning arrows derived from the… …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • Strychnos 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

  • bohun upas — 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

  • Antiaris toxicaria — 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

  • Antiaris toxicaria — 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

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