- a leafless vine, Sarcostemma acidum, of eastern India, yielding a sour, milky juice.
- Also homa. Zoroastrianism.
- a sacramental drink prepared with the juice of the haoma plant, milk, and water.
- (initial capital letter)a god personifying this sacred drink.
Origin of haoma
1885–90; < Avestan; cognate with soma2
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Examples from the Web for haoma
Praise to thee, Haoma; thou knowest the words which are spoken with truth.
Praise to thee, Haoma, who by thine own power art a mighty king.
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The observances connected with the Persian worship of the Haoma plant will be dealt with in a later chapter.The Sacred Tree
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