noun, plural scam·mo·nies.
Origin of scammony
Related formsscam·mo·ni·ate [ska-moh-nee-it] /skæˈmoʊ ni ɪt/, adjective
Examples from the Web for scammony
The lumbrici are destroyed by repeated doses of calomel and scammony.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million|Sarah Josepha Hale
It appears to be intermediate in its action between aloes and scammony.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
This having no effect, I subsequently prescribed aloes and assaftida pills, followed by scammony mixture.Parasites|T. Spencer Cobbold
Thus Scammony does not act so well, and does not gripe, when the bowels are lined with mucus.The Action of Medicines in the System|Frederick William Headland
Jalapin or scammonin, C34H56O16, occurs in scammony; it hydrolyses to glucose and jalapinolic acid.