scammonies


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

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • scammony — scammoniate /ska moh nee it/, adj. /skam euh nee/, n., pl. scammonies. a twining, Asian convolvulus, Convolvulus scammonia. [bef. 1000; ME scamonie, OE < L scamonia < Gk skamonía] * * * …   Universalium

  • scammony — [skam′ə nē] n. pl. scammonies [ME skamonye < L scammonia < Gr skammōnia] 1. a climbing Asian convolvulus (Convolvulus scammonia) with thick roots, arrowhead shaped leaves, and white or purplish flowers 2. a) any of several plants whose… …   English World dictionary


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