- A tincture of opium, once widely used for various medical purposes and as a recreational drug.
Etymology: Coined by w:Paracelsus, Paracelsus for a tinture he made containing opium < < laudere "to praise," or ladanum "a gum resin" < Ancient Greek ladanon. Originally the same word as ladanum, ladbdanum, compare French French, laudanum, Italian laudano, ladano. See ladanum
- French, laudanum
- German: Laudanum
- Italian: laudano
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