Convolvulus Scammonia
Scammony Scam"mo*ny (sk[a^]m"m[-o]*n[y^]), n. [F. scammon['e]e, L. scammonia, scammonea, Gr. skammwni`a.] 1. (Bot.) A species of bindweed or Convolvulus ({C. Scammonia}). [1913 Webster]

2. An inspissated sap obtained from the root of the {Convolvulus Scammonia}, of a blackish gray color, a nauseous smell like that of old cheese, and a somewhat acrid taste. It is used in medicine as a cathartic. [1913 Webster]


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