hebenon


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hebenon

(ˈhɛbəˌnɒn)
n
(in Shakespeare's Hamlet) a type of poison
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Henry Bradley, "Cursed Hebenon (Or "Hebona")," The Modern Language Review 15, no.
thy uncle stole With juice of cursed hebenon in a vial, And in the porches of my ears did pour The leperous distilment, whose effect Holds such an enmity wi' th' blood of man.