Helleborus officinalis
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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hellebŏrus — (H. L.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Ranunculaceae Helleboreae, Polyandrie, Polygynie L.; Kelch blumenblattartig, fünfblätterig, bleibend, Corollenblätter kleiner als die Kelchblätter, honiggefäßartig, mit Nagel u. röhriger[220]… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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