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Definition of the noun amianthum
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noun - plural: -
- one species: fly poison; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae
- lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
- synonym of Amianthum: genus Amianthum
- more generic term: liliid monocot genus = genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
- member of: family Liliaceae / Liliaceae / lily family = includes species sometimes divided among the following families: Alliaceae; Aloeaceae; Alstroemeriaceae; Aphyllanthaceae; Asparagaceae; Asphodelaceae; Colchicaceae; Convallariaceae; Hemerocallidaceae; Hostaceae; Hyacinthaceae; Melanthiaceae; Ruscaceae; Smilacaceae; Tecophilaeacea
- member: Amianthum muscaetoxicum / Amianthum muscitoxicum / fly poison = all parts of plant are highly toxic; bulb pounded and used as a fly poison
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by Robert Hendrickson
fly poison A lily-like plant (Amianthum muscaetoxi- cum) used to make insecticides. “The curious big fly poison lit up the sward with flecks of white.
Containing ... Lexicon by Robley Dunglison
Erythrosperma, Amianthum muscaetoxicum — h. Lutea, Chamaelerium luteum— h. Officinalis, see Veratrina. HELOPYRA, ('Aos, “a marsh, and rvp, 'fever,”) Elodes (febris). HELOPYRETUS, (“Aos, “a marsh, and ruperox, “fever,”) Elodes (febris).
by Robert Hunter
See AMIANTHUM. Fly'-powder, n. An imperfect oxide of arsenic, which, mixed with sugar and water, is used to kill flies. Fly'-rail, n. The part of a table turned out at right angles there with, to support the leaf. Fly'-speck, n.
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Scrabble value of A1M3I1A1N1T1H4U1M3
The value of this 9-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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