Definition of Sarcostemma acidum

1. Noun. Leafless East Indian vine; its sour milky juice formerly used to make an intoxicating drink.

Exact synonyms: Haoma, Soma
Generic synonyms: Vine
Group relationships: Genus Sarcostemma, Sarcostemma



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sarcostemma Acidum

Sarcophaga carnaria
Sarcophilus
Sarcophilus hariisi
Sarcopsylla penetrans
Sarcopsyllidae
Sarcoptes
Sarcoptes scabiei
Sarcoptidae
Sarcorhamphus
Sarcorhamphus papa
Sarcoscypha coccinea
Sarcoscyphaceae
Sarcosomataceae
Sarcosporidia
Sarcostemma
Sarcostemma acidum
Sarda
Sarda chiliensis
Sarda lineolata
Sarda sarda
Sardar
Sardegna
Sardes
Sardina
Sardina pilchardus
Sardinia
Sardinian
Sardinians
Sardinops
Sardinops caerulea

Literary usage of Sarcostemma acidum

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

1. The Foundation of Death: A Study of the Drink-question by Axel Gustafson (1885)
"It has been asserted by some that an intoxicating drink that has been for a long time back prepared by tlio Indians from the juice of sarcostemma acidum, ..."

2. Queen M'oo and the Egyptian Sphinx by Augustus Le Plongeon (1896)
"... acida and from the sarcostemma acidum; or the amrta, the divine beverage of the Indian gods ; or the nectar that Homer tells us the beautiful ..."

3. The Sacred Tree: Or, The Tree in Religion and Myth by J. H. Philpot (1897)
"3 According to Professor Roth, the plant which is the source of the intoxicating drink offered to the gods in Hindu sacrifices is the sarcostemma acidum or ..."

4. Biographies of Words and the Home of the Aryas by Friedrich Max Müller (1888)
"... but the Soma of later times which we know (that is, the sarcostemma acidum), correctly described as bearing no leaves. ' These two verses, therefore, ..."

5. The New International Encyclopaedia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1906)
"Consult the works referred to under TURKEY. SOMA (Skt., from su, to press). An Oriental plant identified, but not certainly, with the sarcostemma acidum. ..."

6. The Foundation of Death: A Study of the Drink-question by Axel Gustafson (1885)
"It has been asserted by some that an intoxicating drink that has been for a long time back prepared by tlio Indians from the juice of sarcostemma acidum, ..."

7. Queen M'oo and the Egyptian Sphinx by Augustus Le Plongeon (1896)
"... acida and from the sarcostemma acidum; or the amrta, the divine beverage of the Indian gods ; or the nectar that Homer tells us the beautiful ..."

8. The Sacred Tree: Or, The Tree in Religion and Myth by J. H. Philpot (1897)
"3 According to Professor Roth, the plant which is the source of the intoxicating drink offered to the gods in Hindu sacrifices is the sarcostemma acidum or ..."

9. Biographies of Words and the Home of the Aryas by Friedrich Max Müller (1888)
"... but the Soma of later times which we know (that is, the sarcostemma acidum), correctly described as bearing no leaves. ' These two verses, therefore, ..."

10. The New International Encyclopaedia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1906)
"Consult the works referred to under TURKEY. SOMA (Skt., from su, to press). An Oriental plant identified, but not certainly, with the sarcostemma acidum. ..."

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