Origin of stramonium
1655–65; < New Latin < ?
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Examples from the Web for stramonium
Tar water is strongly recommended, and also the smoking of the dried leaves of stramonium, commonly called the thorn-apple.
The juice of the leaves is an antidote for the Datura (Stramonium).The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
T. H. Pardo de Tavera
Professor Brera, of Pavia, witnessed it after the use of stramonium.Curiosities of Medical Experience
J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
Various other remedies have been recommended for asthma; among which are the smoking of tobacco and stramonium.
He was evidently affected by the stramonium; but how, I said to myself, can this be?Forty Years in the Wilderness of Pills and Powders
William A. Alcott
- a preparation of the dried leaves and flowers of the thorn apple, containing hyoscyamine and formerly used as a drug to treat asthma
- another name for thorn apple (def. 1)
C17: from New Latin, of uncertain origin
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