Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gum-resin, the product of Euphorbia resinifera, a leafless, cactus-like plant of Morocco. It is extremely acrid, and was formerly used, even by the ancients, as an emetic and a purgative, but it is now employed only as an ingredient in plasters and in veterinary practice.
- n. Same as euphorbia, 2.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) An inodorous exudation, usually in the form of yellow tears, produced chiefly by the African Euphorbia resinifera. It was formerly employed medicinally, but was found so violent in its effects that its use is nearly abandoned.
- n. an acrid brown gum resin now used mainly in veterinary medicine
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“HECKER, E. (1974) Diterpene esters from Euphorbium and their irritant and cocarcinogenic activity.”
“(_Euphorbium_,) each on its milky stem, and in passing through the villages had _Carnations_ as large as _Dahlias_ flung at us by sunburnt urchins posted at their several doors.”
“Vines producing purple grapes of an enormous size and exquisite flavour: (_dergmuse_) the Euphorbium plant is discovered in rocky parts of the mountains; and great abundance of worm-seed”
“(The Euphorbium Tribe.) The general property, according to Jussieu, is an excitant principle, residing principally in the milky secretion, and proportioned in its strength to the abundance of the latter.”
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“It is one of the kinds that furnish the drug known as _Euphorbium_.”
“ In the northern country the water-proofing matter is, according to travellers, the juice of the Quolquol, a species of Euphorbium.”
“Travellers have erroneously supposed the arrow poison of Eastern Africa to be the sap of a Euphorbium.”
“A Euphorbium _tree, with white flowers_, Te'too_ee_.”
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“Euphorbium or cayan pepper mixed with sugar, and used with caution as an errhine.”
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