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stramonium

[ struh-moh-nee-uhm ]
/ strəˈmoʊ ni əm /
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noun

the dried leaves of the jimson weed, used in medicine as an analgesic, antispasmodic, etc.

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Origin of stramonium

1655–65; <New Latin < ?
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British Dictionary definitions for stramonium

stramonium
/ (strəˈməʊnɪəm) /

noun

a preparation of the dried leaves and flowers of the thorn apple, containing hyoscyamine and formerly used as a drug to treat asthma
another name for thorn apple (def. 1)
C17: from New Latin, of uncertain origin
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