from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name given to various plants which have the property of killing or stupefying fish.
- n. Also two species of Cracca, C. purpurea and C. toxicaria, used to stupefy fish. See Tephrosia and ahuhu.
- n. Two leguminous plants, Ichthyomethia Piscipula and Cracca toxicaria.
- n. Paullinia pteropoda, of the soapberry family.
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Out of these, when properly pounded together, Guapo intended to make the celebrated "barbasco," or fish-poison, which is used by all the Indians of South America in capturing fish.