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  1. (noun, plant) twining plant of Asia Minor having cream-colored to purple flowers and long thick roots yielding a cathartic resin
  2. (noun, plant) resin from the root of Convolvulus scammonia
  3. (noun, plant) tropical American morning glory

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Alternate forms of Scammony

Hypernyms: convolvulus, morning glory, natural resin

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