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scammony
n. variety of plant from the morning glory family (Botany)

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Convolvulus scammonia
Convolvulus scammonia, scammony, is a bindweed native to the countries of the eastern part of the Mediterranean basin; it grows in bushy waste places, from Syria in the south to the Crimea in the north, its range extending westward to the Greek islands, but not to northern Africa or Italy.

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scammony

Noun
1. tropical American morning glory
(synonym) Ipomoea orizabensis
(hypernym) morning glory
2. resin from the root of Convolvulus scammonia
(hypernym) natural resin
3. twining plant of Asia Minor having cream to purple flowers and long thick roots yielding a cathartic resin
(synonym) Convolvulus scammonia
(hypernym) convolvulus


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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Scammony
(n.)
An inspissated sap obtained from the root of the Convolvulus Scammonia, of a blackish gray color, a nauseous smell like that of old cheese, and a somewhat acrid taste. It is used in medicine as a cathartic.
  
 
(n.)
A species of bindweed or Convolvulus (C. Scammonia).
  

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scammony
n.
محمودہ, سقمونيہ, (ايک قسم کا گوند)



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