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We have already1 spoken of pelecinon as growing in cornfields, a plant which throws out a number of shoots from thin stems, and has leaves like those of the chick-pea. The seed, which is contained in pods of a curved shape, like diminutive horns and three or four in number, is similar to gith2 in appearance, bitter, and an excellent stomachic. It is used as an ingredient in antidotes.3

1 In B. xviii. c. 44. It was also called "securidaca."

2 See B. xx. c. 71.

3 We learn from Galen that it formed an ingredient in the great antidote of Mithridates.

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