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scammony

[ skam-uh-nee ]
/ 藞sk忙m 蓹 ni /
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noun, plural scam路mo路nies.
a twining, Asian convolvulus, Convolvulus scammonia.
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Origin of scammony

before 1000; Middle English scamonie,Old English <Latin scam艒nia<Greek skam艒n铆a

OTHER WORDS FROM scammony

scam路mo路ni路ate [ska-moh-nee-it], /sk忙藞mo蕣 ni 瑟t/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for scammony

scammony
/ (藞sk忙m蓹n瑟) /

noun plural -nies
a twining Asian convolvulus plant, Convolvulus scammonia, having arrow-shaped leaves, white or purple flowers, and tuberous roots
a resinous juice obtained from the roots of this plant and having purgative properties
any of various similar medicinal resins or the plants that yield them

Derived forms of scammony

scammoniate (sk忙藞m蓹蕣n瑟瑟t), adjective

Word Origin for scammony

Old English, via Latin from Greek skamm艒nia, of obscure origin
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