helleborine

noun hel·lebo·rine \ˈheləbəˌrīn, heˈlebərə̇n\

Definition of helleborine

plural

-s

  1. :  any of several orchids: such as a :  a plant of the genus Cephalanthera (as C. rubra) b :  a plant of the genus Epipactis (as E. helleborine) c :  rattlesnake plantain

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Origin and Etymology of helleborine

New Latin (in older classifications, a genus of orchids), from Latin, a kind of hellebore, from Greek helleborinē, from helleboros + -inē (from feminine of -inos -ine)


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