Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The popular name of the plant Apocynum androsæmifolium. The root is intensely bitter, and has been used in America as a substitute for ipecacuanha. See
- n. The Aconitum Cynoctonum.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) See dogbane.
“Apocynum cannabinum, L. A. pubescens, Ell.Sk. Indian hemp; dog's-bane; old Amy-root; grows along fences in wet soils; collected in St. John's; vicinity of Charleston; Newbern.”
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“These are small flowers, of the dog's-bane kind, very much resembling each other in shape and smell, highly fragrant, but very different from every product of an English garden.”
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