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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Laudanum  \Lau"da*num\,  n.  [Orig.  the  same  wort  as  ladanum, 
  ladbdanum:  cf  F.  laudanum,  It  laudano  ladano.  See 
  Tincture  of  opium,  used  for  various  medical  purposes. 
  Note:  A  fluid  ounce  of  American  laudanum  should  contain  the 
  soluble  matter  of  one  tenth  of  an  ounce  avoirdupois  of 
  powdered  opium  with  equal  parts  of  alcohol  and  water. 
  English  laudanum  should  have  ten  grains  less  of  opium 
  in  the  fluid  ounce.  --U.  S.  Disp. 
  {Dutchman's  laudanum}  (Bot.)  See  under  {Dutchman}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  tincture  of  opium  or  any  preparation  in  which  opium  is  the 
  main  ingredient  [syn:  {tincture  of  opium}] 

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