Definition of False hellebore

1. Noun. Perennial herbs of the lily family having thick toxic rhizomes.

Exact synonyms: Hellebore
Generic synonyms: Liliaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Veratrum, Veratrum
Specialized synonyms: American Hellebore, Bugbane, Indian Poke, Veratrum Viride, White Hellebore



Medical Definition of False hellebore

1. 1. A youth beloved by Venus for his beauty. He was killed in the chase by a wild boar. 2. A preeminently beautiful young man; a dandy. 3. A genus of plants of the family Ranunculaceae, containing the pheasaut's eye (Adonis autumnalis); named from Adonis, whose blood was fabled to have stained the flower. Origin: L, gr. Gr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of False Hellebore

false flat
false foxglove
false friend
false friends
false fruit
false garlic
false gavial
false glottis
false goatsbeard
false gromwell
false haematuria
false hair
false harmonic
false harmonics
false heather
false hellebore (current term)
false hermaphrodite
false hypertrophy
false image
false imprisonment
false indigo
false joint
false killer whale
false killer whales
false knots
false labor
false labour
false lily of the valley
false lupine

Literary usage of False hellebore

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1. A Manual of the Medical Botany of North America by Laurence Johnson (1884)
"It is little used except by eclectic practitioners. VERATRUM.—false hellebore. Veratrum viride Aiton.—American Hellebore. Flo. 159. ..."

2. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1902)
"The ancients, therefore, for centuries considered the species of lady's slippers as false hellebore or Indian poke (Veratrum viride) or Veratrum album of ..."

3. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1902)
"The ancients, therefore, for centuries considered the species of lady's slippers as false hellebore or Indian poke (Veratrum viride) or Veratrum album of ..."

4. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and ...by Liberty Hyde Bailey by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"false hellebore.—Veratrum viride. Showing the handsome foliage of early spring when the ... false hellebore. Hardy perennial herbs grown in the border. ..."

5. Mountain Wild Flowers of America: A Simple and Popular Guide to the Names by Julia W. Henshaw (1906)
"In the early spring the stout solid spears of the false hellebore push their way up through the soil and soon begin to unfold with the increasing warmth of ..."

6. Proceedings for the Eight Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference by M. Boya Edwards (2001)
"Flowering dogwood and cherry birch trees along with false hellebore were found only on mesic and intermediate sites. In contrast, galax was found only on ..."

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