woorari
Curare Cu*ra"re Curari Cu*ra"ri(k?-r?"r?), n. [Native name. Cf. {Wourall}.] A black resinoid extract prepared by the South American Indians from the bark of several species of {Strychnos} ({Strychnos toxifera}, etc.). It sometimes has little effect when taken internally, but is quickly fatal when introduced into the blood, and used by the Indians as an arrow poison. [Written also {urari}, {woorali}, {woorari}, etc.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Woorari — (Urari), s. Pfeilgift …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • woorari — woorali ou woorari (ou ra li ou ou ra ri) s. m. Autres formes de curare …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Curare — Cu*ra re Curari Cu*ra ri(k? r? r?), n. [Native name. Cf. {Wourall}.] A black resinoid extract prepared by the South American Indians from the bark of several species of {Strychnos} ({Strychnos toxifera}, etc.). It sometimes has little effect when …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Curari — Curare Cu*ra re Curari Cu*ra ri(k? r? r?), n. [Native name. Cf. {Wourall}.] A black resinoid extract prepared by the South American Indians from the bark of several species of {Strychnos} ({Strychnos toxifera}, etc.). It sometimes has little… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strychnos toxifera — Curare Cu*ra re Curari Cu*ra ri(k? r? r?), n. [Native name. Cf. {Wourall}.] A black resinoid extract prepared by the South American Indians from the bark of several species of {Strychnos} ({Strychnos toxifera}, etc.). It sometimes has little… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • urari — Curare Cu*ra re Curari Cu*ra ri(k? r? r?), n. [Native name. Cf. {Wourall}.] A black resinoid extract prepared by the South American Indians from the bark of several species of {Strychnos} ({Strychnos toxifera}, etc.). It sometimes has little… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • woorali — Curare Cu*ra re Curari Cu*ra ri(k? r? r?), n. [Native name. Cf. {Wourall}.] A black resinoid extract prepared by the South American Indians from the bark of several species of {Strychnos} ({Strychnos toxifera}, etc.). It sometimes has little… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Curare — This article is about the plant toxins. For the DC Comics character, see Curaré (Batman Beyond). Not to be confused with Curara. Strychnos toxifera by Koehler 1887 Curare /kjuːˈrɑːriː/ …   Wikipedia

  • Pfeilgift — Pfeilgift, vegetabilische oder animalische Stoffe, mit denen Geschoßspitzen versehen werden, um diese schneller und sicherer tötend zu machen. Die Skythen bereiteten ein P. aus gesamten Vipern und gefaultem Menschenblut, auch das Herakleische P …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • curare — /kyoo rahr ee, koo /, n. 1. a blackish, resinlike substance derived from tropical plants of the genus Strychnos, esp. S. toxifera, and from the root of pareira, used by certain South American Indians for poisoning arrows and employed in… …   Universalium

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