derris derris

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  • (n) any of various usually woody vines of the genus Derris of tropical Asia whose roots yield the insecticide rotenone; several are sources of native fish and arrow poisons

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  • "Unfortunately for Doug he wasn't ready to accept the mentoring of Tex Winter," Jackson says. "He was under a lot of derris at the time, but as an assistant I learned a lot from Tex."
    on Oct 20, 2005 By: Phil Jackson Source: SI.com

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