anodyne necklace


Definition of anodyne necklace

1 : a necklace usually of henbane roots used in the 18th century especially by teething children as a charm against illness
2 : an executioner's noose

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First Known Use of anodyne necklace

1717, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Anodyne necklace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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