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- n. The bear's-foot (Helleborus foetidus).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The bear's-foot (Helleborus fœtidus); -- so called because the root was used in settering, or inserting setons into the dewlaps of cattle. Called also pegroots.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The bear's-foot or fetid hellebore, Helleborus fætidus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. digitate-leaved hellebore with an offensive odor and irritant qualities when taken internally
setter + wort. The root was used in settering, or inserting setons into the dewlaps of cattle. (Wiktionary)