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white hellebore

[ hwahyt-hel-uh-bawr, wahyt ]
/ ˈʰwaɪt ˈhɛl əˌbɔr, ˈwaɪt /
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noun
a false hellebore, Veratrum album, with clusters of white flowers, native to Europe and western Asia: now rarely used in medicine, its alkaloids were once used in a number of treatments, as for high blood pressure, but accidental poisoning is due mostly to the plant’s resemblance to an ingestible European gentian.
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Also called Eu·ro·pe·an white hel·le·bore.

Origin of white hellebore

First recorded in 1400–50
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