Definition of Nepenthean

1. [adj]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nepenthean

neovascularisation
neovascularization
neovascularizations
neovasculature
neovasculogenesis
neovessel
neovessels
neoxanthin
neoytterbia
neoytterbium
neozoic
nep
nepa
nepafenac
nepenthe
nepenthean (current term)
nepenthes
neper
nepers
nepetalactone
nepetas
neph
nephalism
nephalist
nephelauxetic
nepheligenous
nepheline
nephelines
nephelinic

Literary usage of Nepenthean

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1887)
"He suspects the true nepenthean draught to have been coffee ! From Egypt, according to the antique narrative, it was brought by Helen; and by way of Egypt ..."

2. Works by Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy (1838)
"... sweet nepenthean tongue Can charm the pangs of death with deathless song. Canst stinging plague* with easy thoughts beguile, ..."

3. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Samuel Johnson (1810)
"... pi*whom I should not have expected to find an imitator; But them, O Mute! whose sweet nepenthean tongue, Can charm tin: pangs of ili'iith with deathless ..."

4. The Works of Samuel Johnson, Ll. D.: A New Ed., in Twelve Volumes, to which by Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy (1820)
"... O Muse! whose sweet nepenthean tongue Can charm the pangs of death with deathless song, Canst stinging plagues with easy thoughts beguile. ..."

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