Veratrum viride

Veratrum viride
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]

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  • Veratrum viride — Indian In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Veratrum viride — ID 87304 Symbol Key VEVI Common Name green false hellebore Family Liliaceae Category Monocot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AK, AL, CA, CT, DC, DE, GA, ID, MA, MD, ME, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Veratrum viride — the American or green hellebore, a poisonous variety formerly important in folk medicine and homeopathy but no longer used because of its high toxicity …   Medical dictionary

  • Veratrum viride — noun North American plant having large leaves and yellowish green flowers growing in racemes; yields a toxic alkaloid used medicinally • Syn: ↑white hellebore, ↑American hellebore, ↑Indian poke, ↑bugbane • Hypernyms: ↑hellebore, ↑false hellebore …   Useful english dictionary

  • Veratrum viride Aiton — Symbol VEVI Common Name green false hellebore Botanical Family Liliaceae …   Scientific plant list

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