Definition of Hebenon

1. n. See Henbane.



Definition of Hebenon

1. Noun. (obsolete) henbane ¹

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Definition of Hebenon

1. anything with a poisonous juice [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hebenon

heavyweight
heavyweights
heazlewoodite
hebbosome
hebbosomes
hebdomad
hebdomadal
hebdomadally
hebdomadaries
hebdomadary
hebdomads
hebdomatical
hebe
hebe-
heben
hebenon (current term)
hebenons
hebens
hebephile
hebephiles
hebephrenia
hebephrenias
hebephrenic
hebephrenic schizophrenia
hebephrenics
hebes
hebesphenomegacorona
hebetant
hebetate

Literary usage of Hebenon

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1. The Art of Speaking: Containing, an Essay, in which are Given Rules for by James Burgh (1804)
"And in the porches of mine ears did pour With juice of cursed hebenon distill'd, The leprous poison, whose contagious nature That with a sudden vigour it ..."

2. Medicine & Kindred Arts in the Plays of Shakespeare by John Moyes (1896)
"Of more interest than either of these is the "j\rice of cursed hebenon," with which Hamlet's father was poisoned. The Ghost relates the occurrence as ..."

3. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1838)
"Sleeping within mine orchard, (My custom always of the afternoon,) Upon my secure hour thy uncle stole, With juice of cursed hebenon in a vial, ..."

4. A Glossary to the Works of William Shakespeare by Alexander Dyce (1902)
"21—31), shows that hebenon denotes the yew —to which the term Ebenus was at times applied. ... The effects of hebenon do not at all tally with ..."

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