derris

n. variety of tropical climbing plant

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Derris — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda ? Derris D. scandens Clasificació …   Wikipedia Español

  • Derris — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • derris — [der′is] n. [ModL < Gr, hide < IE base * der : see DERMA1] any of a genus (Derris) of woody East Indian plants of the pea family, from whose roots rotenone is extracted …   English World dictionary

  • Derris — (D. Latr.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Papilionaceae Dalbergieae, Diadelphie, Dekandrie L.; Arten: D. pinnata u. D. trifoliata, Kletterpflanzen in Cochinchina …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Derris — Derris …   Wikipédia en Français

  • derris — noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Greek, skin, from derein to skin more at tear Date: 1919 1. a preparation chiefly of ground derris roots used as an insecticide 2. any of a large genus (Derris) of tropical Eurasian shrubs and woody… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Derris — Dẹrris,   in Südostasien beheimatete Gattung der Schmetterlingsblütler; verschiedene Arten (u. a. Derris elliptica) werden in tropischen Gebieten Afrikas, Süd und Südostasiens zur Insektizidgewinnung (Hauptinhaltsstoff Rotenon) angebaut. * * *… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • derris — der·ris (derґis) 1. any plant of the genus Derris. 2. the dried roots and rhizomes of Derris elliptica, a source of the toxic insecticide rotenone …   Medical dictionary

  • Derris — ID 25947 Symbol Key DERRI Common Name derris Family Fabaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • derris — n. 1 any woody tropical climbing leguminous plant of the genus Derris, bearing leathery pods. 2 an insecticide made from the powdered root of some kinds of derris. Etymology: mod.L f. Gk, = leather covering (with ref. to its pod) …   Useful english dictionary

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