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scammony

  

      n   pl   , -nies  
1    a twining Asian convolvulus plant, Convolvulus scammonia, having arrow-shaped leaves, white or purple flowers, and tuberous roots  
2    a resinous juice obtained from the roots of this plant and having purgative properties  
3    any of various similar medicinal resins or the plants that yield them  
     (Old English, via Latin from Greek skammonia, of obscure origin)  
  scammoniate      adj  
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scammoniate, scam, scanty, sciomancy

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