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hyoscyamus


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hyoscyamus  \Hy`os*cy"a*mus\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?;  ?  a  sow,  hog  +  ? 
  a  bean.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  genus  of  poisonous  plants  of  the  Nightshade 
  family;  henbane. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  The  leaves  of  the  black  henbane  ({Hyoscyamus 
  niger}),  used  in  neuralgic  and  pectorial  troubles. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Hyoscyamus 
  n  :  genus  of  poisonous  herbs:  henbane  [syn:  {Hyoscyamus},  {genus 
  Hyoscyamus}] 




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