Definition of veronal in English:

veronal

noun

  • another term for barbitone
    • ‘If combined with sodium, veronal becomes a safer remedy with a somewhat wider influence.’
    • ‘She attempted suicide early yesterday morning in her apartment by taking a mixture of veronal and bromides.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from German, from Verona + -al.

Pronunciation

veronal

/ˈvɛrən(ə)l/