Definitions

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

Etymologies

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Latin Haemonia a name of Thessaly, the land of magic.

Examples

  • 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

  • Prayer, my sin-beset brethren, standfast prayer, is the otherwise unidentified haemony whose best habitat was the Garden of Gethsemane; and with that holy root in your heart and in your mouth, there is "no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against

    Bunyan Characters (2nd Series)

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  • Did it taste laemony?

    April 19, 2018

  • That beverage that formerly seemed to me

    An ordinary serving of steaming tea

    Was nothing prosaic

    But apotropaic -

    A cup of mysterious haemony.

    April 19, 2018