upas

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noun \ˈyü-pəs\

Definition of upas

  1. 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. 2 :  a poisonous or harmful influence or institution

Origin and Etymology of upas

Indonesian Malay pohon upas poison tree


First Known Use: 1814

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