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Meaning of VERATRUM

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a genus of coarse poisonous perennial herbs; sometimes placed in subfamily Melanthiaceae
 

VERATRUM is a 8 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: genus Veratrum
 
 See Also: false hellebore, family Liliaceae, hellebore, Liliaceae, liliid monocot genus, lily family

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ve*ra"trum\, n. [L. veratrum hellebore.] (Bot.)
A genus of coarse liliaceous herbs having very poisonous
qualities.

Note: Veratrum album of Europe, and Veratrum viride of
      America, are both called hellebore. They grow in wet
      land, have large, elliptical, plicate leaves in three
      vertical ranks, and bear panicles of greenish flowers.

 

 

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