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stavesacre

noun staves·acre \ ˈstāv-ˌzā-kər \

medical Definition of stavesacre

1 : a Eurasian plant of the genus Delphinium (D. staphisagria) having purple flowers
2 : 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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