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Meaning of OPOPANAX

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an odorous gum resin formerly used in medicines
 

OPOPANAX is a 8 letter word that starts with O.

 

 See Also: gum

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\O*pop"a*nax\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?; ? vegetable juice +
?, ?. a kind of plant: cf. F. opopanax.]
The inspissated juice of an umbelliferous plant (the
{Opoponax Chironum}), brought from Turkey and the East Indies
in loose granules, or sometimes in larger masses, of a
reddish yellow color, with specks of white. It has a strong
smell and acrid taste, and was formerly used in medicine as
an emmenagogue and antispasmodic. --Dunglison.

 

 

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