Veratrum album
Hellebore Hel"le*bore, n. [L. helleborus, elleborus, Gr. ?, ?; cf. F. hell['e]bore, ell['e]bore.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A genus of perennial herbs ({Helleborus}) of the Crowfoot family, mostly having powerfully cathartic and even poisonous qualities. {Helleborus niger} is the European black hellebore, or Christmas rose, blossoming in winter or earliest spring. {Helleborus officinalis} was the officinal hellebore of the ancients. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Any plant of several species of the poisonous liliaceous genus {Veratrum}, especially {Veratrum album} and {Veratrum viride}, both called {white hellebore}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Veratrum album — Jervine Jer vine, n. [Prob. fr. Sp. yerba herb, OSp., the poison of the veratrum.] (Chem.) A poisonous alkaloid resembling veratrine, and found with it in white hellebore ({Veratrum album}); called also {jervina}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Veratrum album — Veratric Ve*ra tric, a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, plants of the genus Veratrum. [1913 Webster] {Veratric acid} (Chem.), an acid occurring, together with veratrine, in the root of white hellebore ({Veratrum album}), and in sabadilla… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Veratrum album — White White (hw[imac]t), a. [Compar. {Whiter} (hw[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Whitest}.] [OE. whit, AS. hw[imac]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[=i]t, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. w[=i]z, hw[=i]z, Icel. hv[=i]tr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Veratrum album — ID 87228 Symbol Key VEAL3 Common Name white false hellebore Family Liliaceae Category Monocot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AK Growth Habit Forb/herb Duration …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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