Definition of Mezereon

1. Noun. Small European deciduous shrub with fragrant lilac-colored flowers followed by red berries on highly toxic twigs.

Exact synonyms: Daphne Mezereum, February Daphne
Generic synonyms: Daphne
Terms within: Mezereum



Definition of Mezereon

1. n. A small European shrub (Daphne Mezereum), whose acrid bark is used in medicine.

Definition of Mezereon

1. Noun. An ornamental shrub, ''Daphne mezereum'', having purple flowers and bright red fruit. ¹

2. Noun. The dried bark of this plant, once used as a vesicant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mezereon

1. a flowering shrub [n -S]

Medical Definition of Mezereon

1. A small European shrub (Daphne Mezereum), whose acrid bark is used in medicine. Origin: F. Mezereon, Per. Mazriyun. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mezereon

mexican spotted fever
mexiletine
mexiletine hydrochloride
meyerhofferite
meyerhofferites
meymacite
meynt
mezail
mezails
mezair
mezairs
mezcal
mezcals
meze
mezerein
mezereon (current term)
mezereons
mezereum
mezereums
mezes
mezlocillin
mezlocillin sodium
mezquit
mezquite
mezquites
mezquits
mezuza
mezuzah
mezuzahs
mezuzas

Literary usage of Mezereon

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1897)
"MEZEREoN FAMILY. Shrubs or trees (rarely herbaceous), with tough fibrous or ... mezereon. Spurge Laurel. (Fig. 2534.) Daphne Mezereum L,. Sp. Pl. 356. 1753. ..."

2. An Analytical compendium of the various branches of medical science by John Neill, Francis Gurney Smith (1866)
"... 3j to Oj of bulling water; it is a very pleasant application to irritated or inflamed surfaces, as in ophthalmia, erysipelas, eczema, &c. mezereon. ..."

3. The Medical student's vade mecum by George Mendenhall (1871)
"The product« of the Guaiacum officinale, mezereon, Sassafras, and Sarsaparilla. ... US From what is mezereon obtained ? It is the bark of the root of ..."

4. Sylva Florifera: The Shrubbery Historically and Botanically Treated: with by Henry Phillips (1823)
"mezereon too, POPE. Though leafless, well attired, and thick beset With blushing wreaths, investing every spray." COWPER. THIS pretty shrub, which decks its ..."

5. Poisons: their effects and detection by Alexander Wynter Blyth (1895)
"It is distinguished from santonin by giving no red colour when treated with sulphuric or phosphoric acids. II.—mezereon. § 576. ..."

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