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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a white crystalline insecticide that has low toxicity for mammals; is used in home gardens; extracted from the roots of derris and cube

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Japanese roten derris plant Date: 1924 a crystalline insecticide C23H22O6 obtained from the roots of several tropical plants (as a derris) that is highly toxic to fish but is of low toxicity to warm-blooded animals and is used especially in home gardens

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a toxic crystalline substance obtained from the roots of derris and other plants, used as an insecticide. Etymology: Jap. rotenon f. roten derris



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