noun Date: 14th century a poisonous fetid Eurasian herb (Hyoscyamus niger) of the nightshade family with yellowish-brown flowers and sticky hairy leaves that yield hyoscyamine and scopolamine

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  • Henbane — Hen bane , n. [Hen + bane.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Hyoscyamus} ({Hyoscyamus niger}). All parts of the plant are poisonous, and the leaves are used for the same purposes as belladonna. It is poisonous to domestic fowls; whence the name.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • henbane — [hen′bān΄] n. [ME: see HEN & BANE] a coarse, hairy, foul smelling, poisonous plant (Hyoscyamus niger) of the nightshade family: it is used in medicine as a source of hyoscyamine and scopolamine …   English World dictionary

  • henbane — /hen bayn /, n. an Old World plant, Hyoscyamus niger, of the nightshade family, having sticky, hairy fetid foliage and greenish yellow flowers, and possessing narcotic and poisonous properties esp. destructive to domestic fowls. [1250 1300; ME;… …   Universalium

  • henbane — svaigioji drignė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bulvinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Hyoscyamus muticus), paplitęs Afrikos šiaurėje ir Azijos pietvakariuose. Turi narkotinių medžiagų. atitikmenys: lot. Hyoscyamus albus angl. henbane; white… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • henbane — juodoji drignė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bulvinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Hyoscyamus niger), paplitęs Europoje, Afrikoje ir Azijoje. Piktžolė. atitikmenys: lot. Hyoscyamus niger angl. black henbane; henbane; hog s bean;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • henbane — SYN: hyoscyamus. * * * hen·bane hen .bān n a poisonous fetid Old World herb of the genus Hyoscyamus (H. niger) that has sticky hairy dentate leaves and yellowish brown flowers, contains the alkaloids hyoscyamine and scopolamine, and is the source …   Medical dictionary

  • henbane — noun /ˈhɛnbeɪn/ a) A poisonous plant, Hyoscyamus niger, used sometimes as a drug that causes at least hallucinations, dilated pupils, restlessness, and flushed skin. b) Any other plant of the genus Hyoscyamus …   Wiktionary

  • henbane — n. type of plant having poisonous and narcotic qualities …   English contemporary dictionary

  • henbane — [ hɛnbeɪn] noun a poisonous plant of the nightshade family, with sticky hairy leaves and an unpleasant smell. [Hyoscyamus niger.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • henbane — n. Hyoscyamus, stinking nightshade …   New dictionary of synonyms

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