wourali


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wourali

(wʊˈrɑːlɪ)
n
1. (Plants) a South American plant, Strychnos toxifera, from which is obtained the poison curare
2. curare, a poison derived from the wourali plant
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Alfred, Lord Tennyson noted that a sumac species provided an ingredient for the "wourali poison made by the natives of Guiana," a toxin that in modern times we know as curare.
For centuries, indigenous tribes in South America used curare (which is also known as ourara, woorari, wourali, and urali) (36) to make poison-tipped hunting arrows.