Definition of Upas

1. n. 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.

2. n. 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.

Definition of Upas

1. Noun. (context: usually countable botany) A tree ''Antiaris toxicaria'' of the breadfruit family, common in the forests of Java and the neighboring islands, with poisonous secretions. ¹

2. Noun. A virulent poison used in Java and the adjacent islands for poisoning arrows derived from the tree. ¹

3. Noun. A poison prepared from a climbing plant ''Strychnos tieute'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Upas

1. an Asian tree [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Upas

1. 1. 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. 2. A virulent poison used in Java and the adjacent islands for poisoning arrows. One kind, upas antiar, is, derived from upas tree (Antiaris toxicaria). Upas tieute is prepared from a climbing plant (Strychnos Tieute). Origin: Malay phn-pas; phn a tree + pas poison. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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upas (current term)
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