mezereon

noun
me·​ze·​re·​on | \ mə-ˈzir-ē-ən How to pronounce mezereon (audio) \

Definition of mezereon

: a small Eurasian shrub (Daphne mezereum of the family Thymelaeaceae, the mezereon family) with purple flowers and poisonous emetic leaves, fruit, and bark

First Known Use of mezereon

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mezereon

Middle English mizerion, from Medieval Latin mezereon, from Arabic māzariyūn, perhaps from Persian māzaryūn

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The first known use of mezereon was in the 15th century

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“Mezereon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mezereon. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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mezereon

noun
me·​ze·​re·​on | \ mə-ˈzir-ē-ən How to pronounce mezereon (audio) \

Medical Definition of mezereon

: a small European shrub of the genus Daphne (D. mezereum of the family Thymelaeaceae, the mezereon family) with fragrant lilac purple flowers and poisonous emetic leaves, fruit, and bark

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