from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A liliaceous herb, Paris quadrifolia, common in England and on the continent, related to Trillium, the wake-robin.
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Among other plants which may cause serious mischief, but are seldom suspected, are such harmless-looking flowers as the meadowsweet, herb-paris, the common fool's-parsley, found growing in quantities in the gardens of unlet houses and neglected ground which has been in cultivation, mezereon, columbine, and laburnum.
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