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fish berry

Pronunciation: fish ber're

Definition: The seeds of Anamirta paniculata that contain the amaroid, picrotoxin; a CNS and respiratory stimulant, used in veterinary medicine as an antidote to barbiturates. Name derived from the use of bruised berries thrown into streams to poison or incapacitate fish.

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