stramonium

[ struh-moh-nee-uh m ]
/ strəˈmoʊ ni əm /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. straits settlements,
  2. strake,
  3. stralsund,
  4. stramash,
  5. stramineous,
  6. strand,
  7. strand line,
  8. strand wolf,
  9. strand, mark,
  10. strand, paul

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)

Word Origin for stramonium

C17: from New Latin, of uncertain origin

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