Hy`os*cy"a*mus (?), n. [L., fr. Gr. ; a sow, hog + a bean.]

1. Bot.

A genus of poisonous plants of the Nightshade family; henbane.

2. Med.

The leaves of the black henbane (Hyoscyamus niger), used in neuralgic and pectorial troubles.

 

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