noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Greek, skin, from derein to skin — more at tear Date: 1919 1. a preparation chiefly of ground derris roots used as an insecticide 2. any of a large genus (Derris) of tropical Eurasian shrubs and woody vines of the legume family including sources of poisons and especially commercial sources of rotenone

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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