Helleborus niger
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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  • Helleborus niger — Helleborus niger, schwarze Nießwurz, Giftpflanze aus der Familie der Ranunculaceae deren Wurzel in der Arzneikunde von großer Wichtigkeit ist. Letztere muß im Spätherbst gesammelt, gepulvert und wohlverschlossen aufbewahrt werden. – H. hiemalis… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Helleborus niger — Rose de Noël Rose de Noël …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Helleborus niger — Rose de Noël …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Helleborus niger — Schneerose Schneerose (Helleborus niger) Systematik Ordnung: Hahnenfußartige (Ranunculales) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Helleborus niger —   Eléboro negro …   Wikipedia Español

  • Helleborus niger — Taxobox name = Christmas Rose image width = 250px image caption = Flowers in winter regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Ranunculales familia = Ranunculaceae genus = Helleborus species = H. niger binomial =… …   Wikipedia

  • Helleborus niger — baltažiedis heleboras statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vėdryninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Helleborus niger), paplitęs pietų Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Helleborus niger angl. black helleborus; Christmas rose… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Helleborus niger — baltažiedis eleboras statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Helleborus niger angl. black Christmas rose; black hellebore; Christ hellebore; Christmas rose vok. Christrose; Schneerose; schwarze Nieswurz; Weihnachtsrose rus. морозник чeрный… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • Helleborus niger — ID 39509 Symbol Key HENI6 Common Name black hellebore Family Ranunculaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution MI, NY Growth Habit Forb/herb Durat …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Helleborus niger — noun European evergreen plant with white or purplish rose like winter blooming flowers • Syn: ↑Christmas rose, ↑winter rose, ↑black hellebore • Hypernyms: ↑hellebore …   Useful english dictionary

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