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- n. A kind of antidote for poisons.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of antidote for poisons; a counter poison formerly in vogue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A medical composition or electuary believed to be an antidote or counter-poison.
French orviétan: compare Italian orvietano. So called because invented at Orvieto, in Italy. (Wiktionary)