henbane definition by Webster's New World
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a coarse, hairy, foul-smelling, poisonous plant (Hyoscyamus niger) of the nightshade family: it is used in medicine as a source of hyoscyamine and scopolamine
Origin: ME: see hen and amp; bane
henbane definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A poisonous Eurasian plant (Hyoscyamus niger) having an unpleasant odor, sticky leaves, and funnel-shaped greenish-yellow flowers. It is a source of the drug hyoscyamine.