henbane definition

  • noun:
    • A poisonous Eurasian plant (Hyoscyamus niger) having an embarrassing odor, sticky leaves, and funnel-shaped greenish-yellow flowers. Its a source for the medication hyoscyamine.
    • A poisonous plant, Hyoscyamus niger, used occasionally as a drug which causes at least hallucinations, dilated pupils, restlessness, and flushed epidermis.
    • some other plant regarding the genus Hyoscyamus.
    • A plant regarding the genus Hyoscyamus (Hyoscyamus niger). All areas of the plant tend to be toxic, together with leaves can be used for similar purposes as belladonna. It is toxic to domestic fowls; whence the name. Called also, stinking nightshade, from the fetid smell of this plant. See hyoscyamus.
    • A plant for the genus Hyoscyamus, natural purchase Solanace√¶.
    • toxic fetid Old World natural herb having sticky hairy leaves and yellow-brown plants; yields hyoscyamine and scopolamine

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