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mezereum

[ muh-zeer-ee-uhm ]
/ məˈzɪər i əm /
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noun
a shrub, Daphne mezereum, native to Eurasia, having clusters of fragrant purplish flowers.
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Also me·ze·re·on [muh-zeer-ee-on]. /məˈzɪər iˌɒn/.
Also called daphne.

Origin of mezereum

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