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1 Possibly a fabulous plant; though it is generally identified with the Ononis natrix of Linnæus. Poinsinet de Sivry derives its name from the Celto-Germanic words, nat, "night," and ris, "wand;" a name given to it, according to him, for its efficacy in dispelling the illusions of the night.
2 Or "Fauni," the same as our nightmare.
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