Hyoscyamus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Hyoscyamus genus of poisonous herbs: henbane
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hyoscyamus (Bot) A genus of poisonous plants of the Nightshade family; henbane.
    • Hyoscyamus (Med) The leaves of the black henbane (Hyoscyamus niger), used in neuralgic and pectorial troubles.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hyoscyamus a genus of dicotyledonous gamopetalous plants, of the natural order Solanaceæ type of the tribe Hyoscyameæ. They have a tubular-campanulate calyx, an infundibuli-form corolla with an oblique limb and imbricated unequal lobes, and a capsule opening by a median transverse circumcision, the top falling off like a lid. They are herbs with the leaves sinuate-dentate or incised, and yellowish flowers in usually 1-sided leafy spikes. About 10 species are known, natives of the Mediterranean region and central Asia. H. niger is the henbane or black henbane. See cut under henbane.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr. ; a sow, hog + a bean

Usage

In literature:

Hyoscyamus Same as for aconite.
"The Miracle Mongers, an Exposé" by Harry Houdini
Hyoscyamus sub cervicali viridis.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
Not much change beyond 12,000 feet, at that height Glaucium in abundance, with a few Hyoscyamus parvus, Borago.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Belladonna, hyoscyamus, opium, etc., are familiar examples of medicaments.
"Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XV., No. 388, June 9, 1883" by Various
Belladonna, camphor, hyoscyamus and opium, are among the narcotics in common use.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
Take extract of hyoscyamus, thirty grains; extract stramonium, ten grains; quinine, twenty grains; morphine, two grains.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
Tincture of hyoscyamus One part.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
Thus, hyoscyamus, belladonna, ammonium bromide have been used.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
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