Definitions

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  • n. An emetic substance obtained from bryony root.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bitter principle obtained from the root of the bryony (Bryonia alba and Bryonia dioica). It is a white, or slightly colored, substance, and is emetic and cathartic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A white intensely bitter principle, a glucoside (C48H80O19) extracted from the root of Bryonia alba and B. dioica. Also spelled brionin, brionine.

Etymologies

bryony +‎ -in (Wiktionary)

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