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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus, within subfamily Melanthieae - the false hellebores.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A genus of coarse liliaceous herbs having very poisonous qualities.

Etymologies

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From Latin vērātrum ("hellebore")

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