American hellebore

noun
North American plant having large leaves and yellowish green flowers growing in racemes; yields a toxic alkaloid used medicinally
Hypernyms: ↑hellebore, ↑false hellebore

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized A
1. : a white hellebore (Veratrum viride) of the eastern United States with dense spikelike flower clusters and rootstock that is the source of veratrum
2. : the roots and rhizomes of the American hellebore

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American hellebore,
a plant of the lily family, having yellow-green flowers, native to North America. Its poisonous roots are sometimes dried and powdered for use as an insecticide.

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  • American hellebore — žaliasis čemerys statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Melantinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Veratrum viride), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Veratrum viride angl. American hellebore; American white… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • american white hellebore — noun Usage: usually capitalized A : american hellebore * * * American white hellebore, = American hellebore. (Cf. ↑American hellebore) …   Useful english dictionary

  • American white-hellebore — žaliasis čemerys statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Melantinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Veratrum viride), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Veratrum viride angl. American hellebore; American white… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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  • white hellebore — noun North American plant having large leaves and yellowish green flowers growing in racemes; yields a toxic alkaloid used medicinally • Syn: ↑American hellebore, ↑Indian poke, ↑bugbane, ↑Veratrum viride • Hypernyms: ↑hellebore, ↑false hellebore …   Useful english dictionary

  • white-hellebore — žaliasis čemerys statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Melantinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Veratrum viride), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Veratrum viride angl. American hellebore; American white… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • green hellebore — n 1) AMERICAN HELLEBORE 2) a hellebore of the genus Helleborus (H. viridis) with palmately divided leaves and solitary nodding flowers whose rhizome and root is a source of various alkaloids * * * Veratrum viride …   Medical dictionary

  • false hellebore — noun perennial herbs of the lily family having thick toxic rhizomes • Syn: ↑hellebore • Hypernyms: ↑liliaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑white hellebore, ↑American hellebore, ↑Indian poke, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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