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scammony

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noun scam·mo·ny \ˈska-mə-nē\

Definition of scammony

plural

scammonies

  1. 1 :  a twining convolvulus (Convolvulus scammonia) of Asia Minor with a large thick root

  2. 2a :  the dried root of scammonyb :  a cathartic resin obtained from scammony



Origin and Etymology 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


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scammony

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noun scam·mo·ny \ˈskam-ə-nē\

Medical Definition of scammony

plural

scammonies

  1. 1:  a twining plant of the genus Convolvulus (C. scammonia) of Asia Minor with a large thick root

  2. 2a:  the dried root of scammonyb:  a cathartic resin obtained from scammony




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