Bu·​pleu·​rum | \ byüˈplu̇rəm \

Definition of Bupleurum

: a genus of widely distributed herbs (family Umbelliferae) having simple often stem-clasping leaves and greenish yellow flowers

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History and Etymology for Bupleurum

New Latin, from Latin bupleuron hare's-ear (Bupleurum rotundifolium), alteration of Greek boupleuros, from bou- (from bous) + -pleuros (from pleura rib)

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“Bupleurum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bupleurum. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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