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  • n. Name of a plant and corresponding personified divinity that is sacred in Zoroastrian culture and in later Persian culture and mythology.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A leafless East Indian vine (Sarcostemma acidum); its sour milky juice was formerly used to make an intoxicating drink.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as homa and soma.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. leafless East Indian vine; its sour milky juice formerly used to make an intoxicating drink


From Avestan 𐬵𐬀𐬊𐬨𐬀 (haoma), which is cognate to Sanskrit सोम (sóma). (Wiktionary)


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