a larkspur, Delphinium staphisagria, of Europe and Asia Minor, having violently emetic and cathartic poisonous seeds.
the seeds themselves.
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How to use stavesacre in a sentence
Lotions of the smaller centaury or of stavesacre, and pomatum mixed with mercurial ointment, are very efficacious.The Insect World | Louis Figuier
An alkaloid discovered by Lassaigne and Feneulle in Delphinium staphysagria or stavesacre.
The vegeto-alkaline principle of the Delphinium staphysagria, or stavesacre.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines | Andrew Ure
Delphinium, del-fin′i-um, n. a genus of Ranunculace comprising the larkspurs and stavesacre.
Digest stavesacre seeds in twice their weight of rectified spirit.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II | Arnold Cooley
British Dictionary definitions for stavesacre
a Eurasian ranunculaceous plant, Delphinium staphisagria, having purple flowers and poisonous seeds
the seeds of this plant, which have strong emetic and cathartic properties
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