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Definition of the noun amianthum

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noun - plural: -

  1. 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

Phrases with Amianthum

  1. amianthum muscitoxicum
  2. amianthum muscaetoxicum
  3. genus amianthum

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Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of American Regionalisms (2000)

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.

Google previewA Dictionary of Medical Science (1868)

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).

Google previewThe American Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1900)

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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