Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A white intensely bitter principle, a glucoside (C48H80O19) extracted from the root of Bryonia alba and B. dioica. Also spelled brionin, brionine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A bitter principle obtained from the root of the bryony (Bryonia alba and Bryonia dioica). It is a white, or slightly colored, substance, and is emetic and cathartic.

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  • noun organic chemistry An emetic substance obtained from bryony root.

Etymologies

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bryony +‎ -in

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