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  • n. A species of hellebore (Helleborus foetidus), with digitate leaves and an offensive smell. It is a powerful emetic, cathartic, and anthelmintic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A species of hellebore (Helleborus fœtidus), with digitate leaves. It has an offensive smell and acrid taste, and is a powerful emetic, cathartic, and anthelmintic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plant of the genus Helleborus, H. fœtidus. See Helleborus.
  • n. A stout composite plant, Polymnia Uvedalia; or, especially, its root, vaguely claimed to be an alterative.

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

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