helleborine

noun
hel·​lebo·​rine | \ ˈheləbəˌrīn, heˈlebərə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of helleborine

: 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)

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History and Etymology for 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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“Helleborine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/helleborine. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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