white hellebore
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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  • White hellebore — 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

  • white hellebore — n FALSE HELLEBORE also HELLEBORE (2b) * * * 1. Veratrum album. 2. a highly toxic preparation of the rhizome and roots of V. album, having a wide variety of uses in folk medicine and homeopathy …   Medical dictionary

  • White Hellebore — may refer to: * Veratrum album * Veratrum viride …   Wikipedia

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

  • white-hellebore — baltasis čemerys statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Melantinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Veratrum album), paplitęs pietų Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Veratrum album angl. European white hellebore;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • white-hellebore — žaliasis čemerys statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Melantinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Veratrum viride), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Veratrum viride angl. American hellebore; American white… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • white hellebore — 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

  • white hellebore. — See false hellebore. * * * …   Universalium

  • white hellebore. — See false hellebore …   Useful english dictionary

  • European white-hellebore — baltasis čemerys statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Melantinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Veratrum album), paplitęs pietų Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Veratrum album angl. European white hellebore;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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