plural -s
: a viscous extract from the capsules of the poppy that is obtained after the seeds are removed, hardens on exposure, and is used in making coverings for opium cakes

Word History


Hindi pasevā sweat, from Sanskrit prasveda, from pra- forth + svedate he sweats

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“Passewa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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