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 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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  • 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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  • Antiaris toxicaria — 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

  • Antiaris — Antiaris,   Antjar, Ụpasbaum, Antiaris toxicaria, ein Maulbeergewächs des Malaiischen Archipels. Die Bevölkerung dort bereitet aus dem Milchsaft von Antiaris ein Pohon Upas oder Ipo genanntes Pfeilgift, ein starkes Krampfgift.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Antiaris —   Antiaris …   Wikipedia Español

  • Antiaris — Taxobox name = Antiaris image width = image caption = regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Rosales familia = Moraceae genus = Antiaris genus authority = Lesch. [cite web|title = IPNI|url =… …   Wikipedia

  • Antiāris — (A. Leschen., Antschar), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Artocarpeen, 4. Kl. L. Art: A. toxicaria Leschen., auf Java, Mutterpflanze einer Art des Antiargiftes od. Upasgiftes, s.d. u. Pfeilgifte. Daher Antiarharz, so v.w. Upasharz …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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