A drug regarded in Homer's Odyssey as taking relief from anxiety or grief; therefore, any compound regarded as taking welcome forgetfulness or relief.
A Southeast Asian plant of the genus Nepenthes.
Plural form of nepenthe.
just like nepenthe.
A genus of climbing flowers present in exotic regions of India, Malaya, Australian Continent, etc., that have the leaves prolonged into some sort of stout tendril terminating in a pitcherlike appendage, whence the flowers in many cases are called pitcher plants and monkey-cups. You will find about thirty types, that top known is Nepenthes distillatoria. See pitcher-plant.
A magic potion, discussed by ancient authors, which was expected to make persons forget their sorrows and misfortunes.
A genus of pitcher-plants, comprising 31 types, and constituting the order Nepenthaceœ, discovered particularly in the Malay archipelago.