from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A crystalline non-poisonous glucoside, C26H32O14 + 9H2O, found in the North American plant Baptisia tinctoria. It melts at 240° C. and gives rhamnose and baptigenin by hydrolysis.
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She was nearly grown before she went to a colored church and "baptisin '" and it frightened her to see a person immersed, and come up "shoutin '".
River and de baptisin 'wuz done dar for a long time.
Sis Ellers got drowned at de baptisin 'an' stayed undeh till she blowed up at Vicksbu'g.
"Well," resumed Matilda, after a pause, "Ma was bent on arguin 'with him, about that, and baptisin' by sprinklin 'or by immersion, and about the lost tribes of Israel, and goodness knows what else.