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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An alkaloid constituting the active principle of ergot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An alkaloid constituting the active principle of ergot; -- so named from its power of producing abortion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A brownish amorphous, slightly bitter alkaloid contained in ergot.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek "a throwing out", from its power to induce abortion. (Wiktionary)

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