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mezereon

noun me·ze·re·on \mə-ˈzir-ē-ən\

Definition of MEZEREON

:  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
Medical Dictionary

mezereon

noun me·ze·re·on \mə-ˈzir-ē-ən\

Medical Definition of MEZEREON

:  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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