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mezereon

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noun me·ze·re·on \mə-ˈzir-ē-ən\

Definition of mezereon

  1. :  a small Eurasian shrub (Daphne mezereum of the family Thymelaeaceae, the mezereon family) with purple flowers and poisonous emetic leaves, fruit, and bark



Origin of mezereon

Middle English mizerion, from Medieval Latin mezereon, from Arabic māzariyūn, perhaps from Persian māzaryūn


First Known Use: 15th century


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mezereon

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noun me·ze·re·on \mə-ˈzir-ē-ən\

Medical Definition of mezereon

  1. :  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




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