from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An active poisonous principle which has been isolated from the seeds of Lonicera Xylosteum, a species of honeysuckle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Chem.) A glucoside found in the poisonous berries of a species of honeysuckle (
Lonicera xylosteum), and extracted as a bitter, white, crystalline substance.
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reesetee commented on the word xylostein
A poisonous, bitter substance found in the berries of the fly-honeysuckle (Lonicera Xylosteum).
September 17, 2008