plural -s
: a mixture of glucosides obtained from an adonis (Adonis vernalis) and used especially formerly as a cardiac stimulant

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary adon- (from New Latin Adonis, genus name of Adonis vernalis) + -id + -in; originally formed in German

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adonidin was in 1882

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“Adonidin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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