dracontium definition

  • noun:
    • The roots and rhizomes of skunk cabbage, Symplocarpus foetidus
    • A genus of araceous flowers, locals of exotic America.
    • [I. c.] The pharmaceutical title for base of the skunk-cabbage, Symplocarpus fœtidus (often called Dracontium fœtidum). The source can be used as an acrid irritant, as an antispasmodic, etc.
    • any plant of the genus Dracontium; highly malodorous exotic US flowers often with gigantic leaves

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