Scammony



noun, plural scammonies.
1.
a twining, Asian convolvulus, Convolvulus scammonia.
noun (pl) -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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