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henbane

[hen-beyn] /ˈhɛnˌbeɪn/
noun
1.
an Old World plant, Hyoscyamus niger, of the nightshade family, having sticky, hairy fetid foliage and greenish-yellow flowers, and possessing narcotic and poisonous properties especially destructive to domestic fowls.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see hen, bane
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British Dictionary definitions for hen-bane

henbane

/ˈhɛnˌbeɪn/
noun
1.
a poisonous solanaceous European plant, Hyoscyamus niger, with sticky hairy leaves and funnel-shaped greenish flowers: yields the drug hyoscyamine
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