noun, plural suc·ce·da·ne·a [suhk-si-dey-nee-uh] /ˌsʌk sɪˈdeɪ ni ə/.
Origin of succedaneum
Examples from the Web for succedaneum
Passiflora is in its place as a succedaneum for Morphia or other sedatives.
Give us rather any succedaneum that will move us, will delight us.Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and Travels, Vol. I (of 2)|Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Dr. Lardner has commenced a "Library," as a kind of succedaneum to his valuable "Cyclopaedia."
Others derive bedil from the meaning of the Arabic word badal, that is, substitutum, succedaneum.
Erasmus found a succedaneum, however, in the love of titles and of what are called fine people.Tales And Novels, Volume 7 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
noun plural -nea (-nɪə)
Word Origin for succedaneum
"substitute," 1640s, from neuter of Latin succedaneus "succeeding, acting as substitute" (see succeed). Especially of inferior drugs substituted for better ones.