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Webster 1913 Edition


Henbane

Hen′baneˊ

,
Noun.
[
Hen
+
bane
.]
(Bot.)
A plant of the genus
Hyoscyamus
(
Hyoscyamus niger
). All parts of the plant are poisonous, and the leaves are used for the same purposes as belladonna. It is poisonous to domestic fowls; whence the name. Called also,
stinking nightshade
, from the fetid odor of the plant. See
Hyoscyamus
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Henbane

HEN'BANE

,
Noun.
[hen and bane.] A plant, the Hyoscyamus, of several species. The roots, leaves and seeds are poisonous.

Definition 2022


henbane

henbane

English

henbane

Noun

henbane (plural henbanes)

  1. A poisonous plant, Hyoscyamus niger, used sometimes as a drug that causes at least hallucinations, dilated pupils, restlessness, and flushed skin.
  2. Any other plant of the genus Hyoscyamus.

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