upas

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upas

Asian and East Indian tree juice, extremely poisonous. [Eur. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 926]

upas

juice contains a poison used for tipping arrows; its vapor was believed capable of killing all who came within miles. [Eur. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 926]
See: Trees
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