herb Paris

noun herb Par·is \-ˈparə̇s\

Definition of herb Paris


herbs Paris


herb Parises

  1. :  a European herb (Paris quadrifolia) resembling and closely related to the trilliums and commonly reputed to be poisonous

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Origin and Etymology of herb paris

by folk etymology (influence of Paris, France) from Medieval Latin or New Latin herba paris, literally, herb of a couple; from the resemblance of its four leaves on a stalk to a true lover's knot

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