a bitter, poisonous, liquid alkaloid obtained from certain species of broom, especially Cytisus scoparius, used in medicine to stimulate the heart and also the uterine muscles in childbirth.
a viscous oily alkaloid extracted from the broom plant and lupin seeds. It has been used in medicine to treat heart arrhythmias
noun, (used with a plural verb) 1. Classical Mythology. a group of fully armed warriors who sprang from the dragon’s teeth that Cadmus planted.
noun 1. a member of the ruling class of ancient Laconia; a Spartan citizen. Compare Helot (def 1), Perioeci.
noun 1. a durable, weather-resistant varnish applied to unpainted wooden areas, especially on ships. 2. a varnish made from sulfur, rosin, and linseed oil.
noun 1. a tentlike bed curtain or canopy. 2. a bed curtain suspended from a flat, circular covering on the ceiling. 3. a bed having a tentlike curtain or canopy.