The definition of curare is a black poisonous substance from certain South American plants, applied to arrows by some native South Americans.(noun)
An example of curare is a white-tailed deer being shot by an arrow and becoming unable to move.
See curare in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Port curare, curari or Sp curaré, urarí < native (Tupí) name
See curare in American Heritage Dictionary 4
cu·ra·re also cu·ra·rinoun
Origin: Portuguese or Spanish curaré, both of Cariban and Tupian origin.
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