white false hellebore

[ hwahyt fawls hel-uh-bawr, wahyt ]
/ ˈʰwaɪt ˌfɔls ˈhɛl əˌbɔr, ˈwaɪt /


a false hellebore, Veratrum californicum, with clusters of white flowers, native to western North America: its teratogenic leaves, stems, and roots present the risk of severe fetal deformities for livestock and other mammals that graze upon them.

Nearby words

  1. white currant,
  2. white damp,
  3. white dwarf,
  4. white elephant,
  5. white ensign,
  6. white feather,
  7. white fiber,
  8. white finger,
  9. white fir,
  10. white fish

Also called Cal·i·for·nia corn lil·y, Cal·i·for·nia false hel·le·bore.

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