scammony

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scammony (countable and uncountable, plural scammonies)

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  1. Convolvulus scammonia, a twining perennial bindweed native to the eastern part of the Mediterranean basin, whose juice has been used in medicine as scammonium.
  2. The cathartic gum resin obtained from this plant.

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  • scammony” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.