from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A substance obtained from a mare or foal, used anciently as a philter or love-charm; hence, a love-potion; a philter or charm. Also hippomanes.
  • n. 2 (hi-pom′ a-nē). [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of plants of the natural order Euphorbiaceœ, characterized by having small inconspicuous flowers of separate sexes, borne on long slender spikes.


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