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Elecampane and Amrida

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Sweetmeats which confer immortality (Latin, helenium campāna or inula campāna). Pliny tells us the plant so called sprang from Helen’s tears. The sweetmeat so called is a coarse sugar-candy. There was also an electuary so called, said to cure wounds given in fight.        

“Here, take this essence of elecampane;

Rise up, Sir George, and fight again.”


Miracle Play of St. George.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Elbow
Elbow Grease
Elbow Room
Elbows
Elden Hole
Elder Brethren
Elder-tree
Eleanor Crosses
Eleatic Philosophy
Elecampane and Amrida
Elector
Electricity (from the Greek elektron, amber)
Electro-Biology
Electro-Chemistry
Electuary
Eleemosynam
Elegant Extracts
Elegiacs
Elements
Elephant