delphinine

[ del-fuh-neen, -nin ]
/ ˈdɛl fəˌnin, -nɪn /

noun Chemistry.

a bitter, poisonous, crystalline alkaloid, C33H45NO9, obtained from various species of larkspur, especially Delphinium staphisagria.

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Origin of delphinine

First recorded in 1820–30; delphin(ium) + -ine2
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