diacodium

noun

di·​a·​co·​di·​um
ˌdīəˈkōdēəm
plural -s
: a syrup of poppies formerly used as a narcotic

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin diacodion, from Greek dia kōdeiōn out of poppyheads, from dia through, out of + kōdeiōn, genitive plural of kōdeia poppyhead

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“Diacodium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diacodium. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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