haoma

[ hou-muh ]
/ ˈhaʊ mə /

noun

a leafless vine, Sarcostemma acidum, of eastern India, yielding a sour, milky juice.
Also homa. Zoroastrianism.
  1. a sacramental drink prepared with the juice of the haoma plant, milk, and water.
  2. (initial capital letter) a god personifying this sacred drink.

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Origin of haoma

1885–90; < Avestan; cognate with soma2
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