Definition of Helleborine

1. Noun. Any of several small temperate and tropical orchids having mottled or striped leaves and spikes of small yellowish-white flowers in a twisted raceme.

Exact synonyms: Rattlesnake Plantain
Generic synonyms: Orchid, Orchidaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Goodyera, Goodyera



2. Noun. Any of various orchids of the genus Epipactis.

3. Noun. Any of several orchids of the genus Cephalanthera.
Generic synonyms: Orchid, Orchidaceous Plant
Group relationships: Cephalanthera, Genus Cephalanthera
Specialized synonyms: Cephalanthera Rubra, Red Helleborine

Definition of Helleborine

1. Noun. Any of a number of species of orchid of the genera (spelink Epipactis) and (spelink Cephalanthera). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Helleborine

hellbred
hellbrewed
hellbroth
hellbroths
hellburner
hellburners
hellcat
hellcats
helldiver
helldivers
helldoomed
hellebore
helleborein
hellebores
helleborin
helleborine (current term)
helleborines
helleborism
helleborus
helled
hellenization
hellenizations
hellenize
hellenized
hellenizes
hellenizing
hellenophone
heller
helleri
helleries

Literary usage of Helleborine

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1. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and ...by Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"helleborine fore rotunda, five ... Virginian Lady's-flipper, with a yellow Flower. 7. helleborine latifolia, flore albo ... helleborine Mariana, fore ..."

2. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1902)
"The first name of the lady's slippers appears thus to have been helleborine, signifying false hellebore. Caspar Bauhin in his Pinax, 187, designates a ..."

3. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1853)
"It therefore closely resembles piperine in many of its properties, which is classed amongst the alkaloids, although like helleborine it is devoid of ..."

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