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.
Allusion vs. IllusionThe similar spellings and pronunciations of allusion and illusion can cause even seasoned writers to second-guess their choice of words. Today we will examine and clarify the differences between these two terms. An allusion is a reference, direct or implied, to something or someone. Allusions are often found in books, songs, TV shows, and movies. For instance, the title of Aldous Huxley’s classic novel Brave …
Also called Indian poke, white hellebore.
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