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hel·le·bore

(hel'ĕ-bōr),
A plant of the genus Helleborus (family Ranunculaceae), especially H. niger (black hellebore).
See also: Veratrum album, Veratrum viride.
[G. helleboros]

hellebore

(hĕl′ə-bôr′)
n.
1. Any of various plants of the genus Helleborus of the buttercup family, native to Eurasia, most species of which are poisonous.
2. Any of various plants of the genus Veratrum, especially V. viride of North America, having large leaves and greenish flowers and yielding toxic alkaloids used medicinally. Also called false hellebore, veratrum.
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