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santonica Line breaks: san|ton¦ica
Pronunciation: /sanˈtɒnɪkə/

Definition of santonica in English:


[mass noun]
The dried flower heads of a wormwood plant, containing the drug santonin.
  • The plant is Artemisia cina (family Compositae) of Turkestan
Example sentences
  • If the drug is pure, the liquid will acquire a pronounced red color; if falsified, the color will be yellow; and if no santonica be present, the liquid will be colored but faintly, if at all.


Mid 17th century: from Latin Santonica (herba) '(plant) of the Santoni', referring to a tribe of Aquitania (now Aquitaine).

Words that rhyme with santonica

electronica, harmonica, Honecker, japonica, Monica, moniker, Salonica, veronica
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