henbane

henbane

[hen-beyn]
noun
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; Middle English; see hen, bane

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henbane (ˈhɛnˌbeɪn)
 
n
a poisonous solanaceous European plant, Hyoscyamus niger, with sticky hairy leaves and funnel-shaped greenish flowers: yields the drug hyoscyamine

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