Definition of nepenthes
1 (also nepenthe)
/-THē/ literary a drug described in Homer’s Odyssey as banishing grief or trouble from a person’s mind.
any drug or potion bringing welcome forgetfulness.
[via Latin from Greek nēpenthēs 'dispelling pain', from nē- 'not' + penthos 'grief']
2a plant of a genus that comprises the Old World pitcher plants.
- Genus Nepenthes and family Nepenthaceae