fish poisoning
1) use of a chemical spread on water or added to a bait to poison fish and facilitate capture. Natural (plant-based) fish poisons include crow\'s eyes (seeds of Nux vomica containing strychnine), common yew (leaves of Taxus hoccata, effectiveness disputed), juniper, cyclamen (tuber sap of Cyclamen europaeum), common daphne (boiled blossoms of Daphne mezereum containing saponin), spurge (Euphorbia esula), ox-tongue (leaves and roots of Anchusa officinalis), thornapple (Datura chamonium), tobacco (Nikotiniana) common henbane (Hyosciamus niger), mohua (seeds of Bassica latifolia) and mullein (boiled blossoms of Verbascum), toothache tree (seeds of Xanthoxylum alatum), among others. See also fish-seed, ghaniori and rotenone
2) illness caused by eating poisonous fishes, q.v

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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