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Pantagʹruelʹion Herb (The)

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Hemp; so called “because Pantagruel was the inventor of a certain use which it serves for, exceeding hateful to felons, unto whom it is more hurtful than strangle-weed to flax.”

“The figure and shape of the leaves are not much different from those of the ash-tree or the agrimony, the herb itself being so like the Eupatoʹrio that many herbalists have called it the ‘Domestic Eupatorio,ʹ and the Eupatorio the ‘Wild Pantagruelion.ʹ”—Rabelais: Pantagruel, iii. 49.

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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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