Meaning of VERATRUM in English

və̇ˈrā.trəm noun

Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, hellebore


a. capitalized : a genus of coarse herbs (family Liliaceae) having short poisonous rootstocks, large plicate clasping leaves in three vertical ranks, and panicled flowers with the perianth segments adnate to the ovary — compare veratrine

b. -s : any plant of the genus Veratrum

2. -s : the dried rhizome and roots of the American hellebore ( Veratrum viride ) or the European white hellebore ( V. album ) used in the treatment of hypertension

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