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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Veratrum \Ve*ra"trum\, prop. n. [L. veratrum hellebore.] (Bot.)
A genus of coarse liliaceous herbs having very poisonous
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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a genus of coarse poisonous perennial herbs; sometimes
placed in subfamily Melanthiaceae [syn: Veratrum, genus
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