[struh-moh-nee-uh m]


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

Origin of stramonium

1655–65; < New Latin < ? Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for stramonium



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)

Word Origin for stramonium

C17: from New Latin, of uncertain origin
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