false hellebore


any of various plants belonging to the genus Veratrum, of the lily family, especially a North American species, V. viride, which has clusters of yellowish-green flowers and is the source of substances used in certain medicines and insecticides.

Nearby words

  1. false face,
  2. false flag,
  3. false friend,
  4. false front,
  5. false fruit,
  6. false hematuria,
  7. false hermaphroditism,
  8. false horizon,
  9. false image,
  10. false imprisonment

Also called Indian poke, white hellebore.

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