from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See dogbane.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The popular name of the plant Apocynum androsæmifolium.
- n. The Aconitum Cynoctonum.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Apocynum cannabinum, L. A. pubescens, Ell.Sk. Indian hemp; dog's-bane; old Amy-root; grows along fences in wet soils; collected in St. John's; vicinity of Charleston; Newbern.
Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs
These are small flowers, of the dog's-bane kind, very much resembling each other in shape and smell, highly fragrant, but very different from every product of an English garden.