staves·​acre ˈstāv-ˌzā-kər How to pronounce stavesacre (audio)
: a Eurasian plant of the genus Delphinium (D. staphisagria) having purple flowers
: the ripe seeds of the stavesacre that contain delphinine, are violently emetic and carthartic, and have been used to kill head lice

called also staphisagria

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“Stavesacre.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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