veratrum

noun ve·ra·trum \ və-ˈrā-trəm \

Definition of veratrum

: hellebore 2

Origin and Etymology of veratrum

borrowed from New Latin, a plant genus, going back to Latin vērātrum "any of various poisonous or medicinal plants, probably of the genera Helleborus and Veratrum," probably of pre-Latin origin


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veratrum

noun ve·ra·trum \ və-ˈrā-trəm \

medical Definition of veratrum

1 a capitalized : a genus of coarse herbs of the lily family (Liliaceae) having short poisonous rootstocks
b : any hellebore of the genus Veratrum
2 : hellebore 2b

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