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henbane


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Henbane  \Hen"bane`\,  n.  [Hen  +  bane.]  (Bot.) 
  A  plant  of  the  genus  {Hyoscyamus}  ({H.  niger}).  All  parts  of 
  the  plant  are  poisonous,  and  the  leaves  are  used  for  the  same 
  purposes  as  belladonna.  It  is  poisonous  to  domestic  fowls; 
  whence  the  name  Called  also  {stinking  nightshade},  from  the 
  fetid  odor  of  the  plant.  See  {Hyoscyamus}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  henbane 
  n  :  poisonous  fetid  Old  World  herb  having  sticky  hairy  leaves 
  and  yellow-brown  flowers;  yields  hyoscyamine  and 
  scopolamine  [syn:  {black  henbane},  {stinking  nightshade}, 
  {Hyoscyamus  niger}] 




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