scammony


scam·mo·ny

noun \ˈska-mə-nē\
plural scam·mo·nies

Definition of SCAMMONY

1
:  a twining convolvulus (Convolvulus scammonia) of Asia Minor with a large thick root
2
a :  the dried root of scammony
b :  a cathartic resin obtained from scammony

Origin of SCAMMONY

Middle English scamonie, from Old English & Anglo-French; Old English scammoniam, from Latin scammonia, from Greek skammōnia; Anglo-French scamonie, from Latin
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with SCAMMONY

scam·mo·ny

noun \ˈskam-ə-nē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural scam·mo·nies

Medical Definition of SCAMMONY

1
: a twining plant of the genus Convolvulus (C. scammonia) of Asia Minor with a large thick root
2
a : the dried root of scammony b : a cathartic resin obtained from scammony

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