Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?
name of an intoxicant used in ancient Vedic ritual, prepared from the juice of some East Indian plant, 1785, from Sanskrit soma, from PIE *seu- "juice," from root *seue- (2) "to take liquid" (see sup (v.2)). In "Brave New World" (1932), the name of a state-dispensed narcotic producing euphoria and hallucination.
soma so·ma (sō'mə)
n. pl. so·mas or so·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
The entire body of an organism, exclusive of the germ cells.
The axial part of a body, including the head, neck, trunk, and tail.
The body of a person as contrasted with the mind or psyche.
See cell body.