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stramonium

[struh-moh-nee-uh m]
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noun
  1. jimson weed.
  2. the dried leaves of the jimson weed, used in medicine as an analgesic, antispasmodic, etc.
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Origin of stramonium

1655–65; < New Latin < ?
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stramonium

noun
  1. a preparation of the dried leaves and flowers of the thorn apple, containing hyoscyamine and formerly used as a drug to treat asthma
  2. another name for thorn apple (def. 1)
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Word Origin

C17: from New Latin, of uncertain origin
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