plural -s
: a crystalline alkaloid C26H39NO3 related in structure to the steroids and found in the rhizomes and roots of white hellebore, American hellebore, and other species of the genus Veratrum

Word History


New Latin jervina, from Spanish yervina, perhaps from yervo vetch, chickpea (from Latin ervum) + -ina -ine

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“Jervine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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