Meaning of henbane

hen•bane

Pronunciation: (hen'bān"), [key]
— n.
  1. an Old World plant, Hyoscyamus niger, of the nightshade family, having sticky, hairy fetid foliage and greenish-yellow flowers, and possessing narcotic and poisonous properties esp. destructive to domestic fowls.
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