upas


upas

noun \ˈyü-pəs\

Definition of UPAS

1
:  a tall tropical Asian tree (Antiaris toxicaria) of the mulberry family with a latex that contains poisonous glycosides used as an arrow poison; also :  a poisonous concentrate of the juice or latex of a upas
2
:  a poisonous or harmful influence or institution

Origin of UPAS

Indonesian Malay pohon upas poison tree
First Known Use: 1814

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