Scam"mo*ny (?), n. [F. scammon'ee, L. scammonia, scammonea, Gr. .]

1. Bot.

A species of bindweed or Convolvulus (C. Scammonia).

2.

An inspissated sap obtained from the rot 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.

 

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