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stramonium

[struh-moh-nee-uh m] /strəˈmoʊ ni əm/
noun
2.
the dried leaves of the jimson weed, used in medicine as an analgesic, antispasmodic, etc.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Neo-Latin < ?
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stramonium

/strəˈməʊnɪəm/
noun
1.
a preparation of the dried leaves and flowers of the thorn apple, containing hyoscyamine and formerly used as a drug to treat asthma
2.
another name for thorn apple (sense 1)
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin, of uncertain origin
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