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helleborine

noun
  1. any of various N temperate orchids of the genera Cephalanthera and Epipactis

Word Origin

C16: ultimately from Greek helleborinē a plant resembling hellebore
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Examples from the Web for helleborine

Historical Examples

  • Serapias latifolia, helleborine—in the High Wood under the shady beeches.

    The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 2

    Gilbert White

  • This is of course erroneous, but it reminds one of the Helleborine of the ancients, so graphically described by Hahnemann.


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