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  • n. A magical plant, said to be good against enchantments.


  • This is the only certain, and this is the universal, preventive of all debasing superstitions; this is the true haemony ([Greek: haima], blood, [Greek: oinos], wine), which our Milton has beautifully allegorised in a passage strangely overlooked by all his commentators.

    Notes and Queries, Number 41, August 10, 1850


The word 'haemony' comes from the Latin 'Haemonia', a name of Thessaly, the land of magic.