Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun a genus of dicotyledonous gamopetalous plants, of the natural order Solanaceæ type of the tribe Hyoscyameæ.

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

  • noun (Bot.) A genus of poisonous plants of the Nightshade family; henbane.
  • noun (Med.) The leaves of the black henbane (Hyoscyamus niger), used in neuralgic and pectorial troubles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun botany Any of the genus Hyoscamus of henbanes.
  • noun medicine The leaves of the black henbane (Hyoscyamus niger), used in neuralgic and pectoral troubles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun genus of poisonous herbs: henbane

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From the genus name.

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