mezereum

[muh-zeer-ee-uh m]
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noun

a shrub, Daphne mezereum, native to Eurasia, having clusters of fragrant purplish flowers.

Nearby words

  1. mezail,
  2. mezcal,
  3. mezcaline,
  4. meze,
  5. mezereon,
  6. mezlocillin,
  7. mezuzah,
  8. mezza voce,
  9. mezzaluna,
  10. mezzanine

Also me·ze·re·on [muh-zeer-ee-on] /məˈzɪər iˌɒn/.

Origin of mezereum

1470–80; (< New Latin) < Medieval Latin mezereon < Arabic māzaryūn < Persian

Also called daphne.

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British Dictionary definitions for mezereon

mezereon

noun

a Eurasian thymelaeaceous shrub, Daphne mezereum, with fragrant early-blooming purplish-pink flowers and small scarlet fruits
another name for mezereum

Word Origin for mezereon

C15: via Medieval Latin from Arabic māzaryūn

mezereum

mezereon

noun

the dried bark of certain shrubs of the genus Daphne, esp mezereon, formerly used as a vesicant and to treat arthritis
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