Definition of Herb Paris

1. Noun. European herb with yellow-green flowers resembling and closely related to the trilliums; reputed to be poisonous.

Exact synonyms: Paris Quadrifolia
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Paris, Paris

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Herb Paris

herb Christopher
herb Paris (current term)
herb bennet
herb doctor
herb garden
herb mercury
herb of grace
herb robert
herb roberts
herb tea
herb teas
herba impia
herbaceous plant

Literary usage of Herb Paris

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1. Science from an Easy Chair: A Second Series by Edwin Ray Lankester (1913)
"This is " the herb Paris." It has four narrow out-stretched green sepals, ... I was not surprised to find that " the herb Paris " is poisonous, ..."

2. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club by Torrey Botanical Club (1902)
"Blending of Aster Atticus with herb Paris.—One of the most singular errors made in attempting to determine the plants of Dioscorides, was that by which the ..."

3. The British Flora Medica: A History of the Medicinal Plants of Great Britain by Benjamin Herbert Barton, Thomas Castle (1877)
"In addition to the term Herb-paris it has also been called One- berry and True-love. Gerard says, "Herbe-paris hath foure leaues directly set one against ..."

4. Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics: Embracing the Myths, Traditions by Richard Folkard (1884)
"The narcotic plant called One-berry, Herb True-love, or herb Paris (Paris ... herb Paris bears flowers of a palish green— a colour always suggestive of ..."

5. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"Everyone who knows and loves a Trillium will be interested in the herb Paris, which differs from a Trillium in having its floral parts in 4's instead of ..."

6. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"PARIS, L. herb Paris. Convallariaceae. From Latin par ' 'equal'', ... Herb-Paris, Herb of Paris, Herb- truelove, Devil-in-a-bush, Fox-grape*, ..."

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