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NOUN (3)

1. tropical American morning glory;
[syn: scammony, Ipomoea orizabensis]

2. resin from the root of Convolvulus scammonia;

3. twining plant of Asia Minor having cream-colored to purple flowers and long thick roots yielding a cathartic resin;
[syn: scammony, Convolvulus scammonia]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scammony \Scam"mo*ny\ (sk[a^]m"m[-o]*n[y^]), n. [F. scammon['e]e, L. scammonia, scammonea, Gr. skammwni`a.] 1. (Bot.) A species of bindweed or Convolvulus (Convolvulus Scammonia). [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

scammony n 1: tropical American morning glory [syn: scammony, Ipomoea orizabensis] 2: resin from the root of Convolvulus scammonia 3: twining plant of Asia Minor having cream-colored to purple flowers and long thick roots yielding a cathartic resin [syn: scammony, Convolvulus scammonia]