Origin: ME < MFr valériane < ML valeriana, valerian, prob. after Valeria, province in Pannonia, where the plants were grown
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Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French valeriane
Origin: , from Medieval Latin valeriāna
Origin: , probably from feminine of Latin Valeriānus, of Valeria, Roman province where the plant originated.
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