mezereon
noun Etymology: Middle English mizerion, from Medieval Latin mezereon, from Arabic māzariyūn, perhaps from Persian māzaryūn Date: 15th century a small Eurasian shrub (Daphne mezereum of the family Thymelaeaceae, the mezereon family) with fragrant lilac-purple flowers and poisonous emetic leaves, fruit, and bark

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  • Mezereon — Me*ze re*on, n. [F. m[ e]z[ e]r[ e]on, Per. m[=a]zriy[=u]n.] (Bot.) A small European shrub ({Daphne Mezereum}), whose acrid bark is used in medicine. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mezereon — Mezereon, Une herbe qu on appelle ainsi, Chamelaea …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • mézéréon — (mé zé ré on) s. m. Arbuste, commun en Europe, qu on nomme aussi bois gentil ou garou (daphne mezereum, L.), famille des thymélées. SUPPLÉMENT AU DICTIONNAIRE    MÉZÉRÉON. Ajoutez : ÉTYM. Esp. •   mezereon, de l arabe persan mazriyoun ( a et u… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • mezereon — me·ze·re·on (mə zîrʹē ən) or me·ze·re·um ( əm) n. 1. A poisonous Eurasian ornamental shrub (Daphne mezereum) having fragrant lilac purple flowers and small scarlet fruit. 2. The dried bark of this plant, formerly used externally as a vesicant and …   Universalium

  • mezereon — me·ze·re·on mə zir ē ən n a small European shrub of the genus Daphne (D. mezereum of the family Thymelaeaceae, the mezereon family) with fragrant lilac purple flowers and poisonous emetic leaves, fruit, and bark …   Medical dictionary

  • mezereon — paprastasis žalčialunkis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Timelėjinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Daphne mezereum), paplitęs Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Daphne mezereum angl. daphe; february daphne;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • mezereon — noun a) An ornamental shrub, Daphne mezereum, having purple flowers and bright red fruit. b) The dried bark of this plant, once used as a vesicant …   Wiktionary

  • mezereon — ► masculino BOTÁNICA Arbusto de la familia de las timeleáceas (Daphne mezereum), poco ramificado, con las hojas lanceoladas. Las flores, rojas, se disponen en inflorescencias …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • mezereon — [mɪ zɪərɪən] noun a shrub with fragrant purplish red flowers and poisonous red berries. [Daphne mezereum.] Origin C15: from med. L., from Arab. māzaryūn …   English new terms dictionary

  • mezereon — me·zere·on …   English syllables

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