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 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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  • curari — noun see curare …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Curari — Tabebuia (C) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • curari — n. poisonous substance derived from a tropical plant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • curare or curari — cu|ra|re or cu|ra|ri [ kju rari ] noun uncount a poisonous substance made from a South American plant …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • curare — or curari [kyo͞o rä′rē, ko͞orä′rē] n. [Port curare, curari or Sp curaré, urarí < native (Tupí) name] 1. a black, resinous substance prepared from the juices of certain South American plants and used by some Indians for poisoning arrows: it… …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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