A very toxic, colourless crystalline alkaloid, derived from nux vomica, used as a pesticide (noun)
Examples of word strychnine
November 19th, 2008 strychnine is a grand tonic, kemp, to take to take the flabbiness out of a man!
When a small quantity of strychnine kills a man, the strychnine is the inciting power; the nature of his nervo-muscular system, apt to be thrown into spasms by that drug, and all the organs of his body dependent on that system, are the collocation.
Small-pox is a nuisance; strychnine is a nuisance; mad dogs are a nuisance; slavery is a nuisance; slaveholders are a nuisance, and so are slave-breeders; it is our business, nay, it is our imperative duty, to abate nuisances; we propose, therefore, with the exception of strychnine, which is the least of all these nuisances, to exterminate this catalogue from beginning to end.
Predators, including the striped hyena, have been persecuted throughout the ecoregion by the widespread use of poisons such as strychnine because they kill livestock.
During the 1950's the development was rapid and many challenging molecules such as strychnine and morphine were made synthetically.