Scammoniate Scam*mo"ni*ate, a. Made from scammony; as, a scammoniate aperient. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • scammoniate — scam·mo·ni·ate …   English syllables

  • scammoniate — skəˈmōnēə̇t, ēˌāt adjective Etymology: New Latin scammoniatus, from Latin scammonia + atus ate : made with scammony …   Useful english dictionary

  • scammony — scammoniate /ska moh nee it/, adj. /skam euh nee/, n., pl. scammonies. a twining, Asian convolvulus, Convolvulus scammonia. [bef. 1000; ME scamonie, OE < L scamonia < Gk skamonía] * * * …   Universalium

  • scammony —   n. kind of convolvulus of Near East, with root yielding resin used as purge.    ♦ scammoniate, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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