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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Twining plant of Asia Minor having cream to purple flowers and long thick roots yielding a cathartic resin; Tropical American morning glory.

Usage examples (24)
  • He made use of the narcotics mandragora, henbane, and probably also poppy-juice, and as a laxative used greatly a vegetable substance called "mercury," beet and cabbage, and...
  • Various substances are often added to scammony while yet soft.
  • Dyaceraseos (a mixture of cherry juice, honey, cinnamon, mastic and scammony) and Agrippa.
  • Grosseteste uses the example, drawn from Avicenna, of the causal claim that scammony of itself causes the discharge of red bile. for more
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