noun, plural scam·mo·nies.

  1. a twining, Asian convolvulus, Convolvulus scammonia.

noun plural -nies

  1. a twining Asian convolvulus plant, Convolvulus scammonia, having arrow-shaped leaves, white or purple flowers, and tuberous roots
  2. a resinous juice obtained from the roots of this plant and having purgative properties
  3. any of various similar medicinal resins or the plants that yield them

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