the dried flower heads of any of several species of wormwood, belonging to the genus Artemisia, used as a vermifuge.
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Santonine, son′to-nin, n. a colourless crystalline poisonous compound contained in santonica.
Ad lumbricos satis commode facit et santonica herba, quae non viget, et cornum cervinum limatum lima lignaria.Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times | John Stewart Milne
The vegetation of the plains, inclusive of santonica, consists generally of three or four small Cruciferæ, Tulipa lutea.Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The | William Griffith
Botanical features continue the same, santonica being still the prevailing plant.Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The | William Griffith
Instead of worm-seed (artemisia santonica,) the seeds of tansy are frequently offered for sale, or a mixture of both.A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons | Fredrick Accum
British Dictionary definitions for santonica
an oriental wormwood plant, Artemisia cina (or maritima)
the dried flower heads of this plant, formerly used as a vermifuge
- Former name (1936–61): wormseed
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