- a poisonous mixture of colorless, crystalline alkaloids obtained from sabadilla seeds
Origin of veratrineModern Latin veratrina from Classical Latin veratrum, hellebore, probably origin, originally , plant which reveals truth from verus, true (see very): the pulverized root causes sneezing, regarded in some cultural traditions as confirmation of truth
A poisonous mixture of alkaloids extracted from sabadilla seeds and used as an insecticide and formerly as a counterirritant.
Origin of veratrineNew Latin Vērātrum genus in which sabadilla was formerly classified ; see veratrum . -ine 2