mezereum

[ muh-zeer-ee-uh m ]
/ məˈzɪər i əm /
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noun

a shrub, Daphne mezereum, native to Eurasia, having clusters of fragrant purplish flowers.
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 (1 of 2)

mezereon

/ (mɛˈzɪərɪən) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for mezereon (2 of 2)

mezereum

mezereon

/ (mɪˈzɪərɪəm) /

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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