What does the word laudanum mean?

Usage examples for laudanum

  1. I'd suffered torments all day with toothache, and took a little laudanum for it, and that made me come over all anyhow. – Here and Hereafter by Barry Pain
  2. They said that she had not been sleeping and that she took too much laudanum by mistake. – Flower of the Dusk by Myrtle Reed
  3. Maurice's basket; look here- laudanum- did he mean to poison the wasps? – Scenes and Characters by Charlotte M. Yonge