from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of apetalous plants, of the order Euphorbiaceæ, tribe Crotoneæ, and subtribe Hippomaneæ.
  • n. [lowercase] A plant of the above genus, especially the officinal S. sylvatica.


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