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English Dictionary: Laudanum by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
laudanum
n
  1. narcotic consisting of an alcohol solution of opium or any preparation in which opium is the main ingredient
    Synonym(s): laudanum, tincture of opium
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Laudanum \Lau"da*num\, n. [Orig. the same wort as ladanum,
      ladbdanum: cf. F. laudanum, It. laudano, ladano. See
      {Ladanum}.]
      Tincture of opium, used for various medical purposes.
  
      Note: A fluid ounce of American laudanum should contain the
               soluble matter of one tenth of an ounce avoirdupois of
               powdered opium with equal parts of alcohol and water.
               English laudanum should have ten grains less of opium
               in the fluid ounce. --U. S. Disp.
  
      {Dutchman's laudanum} (Bot.) See under {Dutchman}.
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