Other Word Forms of Hellebore
Origin of Hellebore
Middle English ellebore, from Old French ellebre, elebore, from Medieval Latin eleborus, via Latin from Ancient Greek ἑλλέβορος (helleboros). Initial h was restored in English to reflect the Ancient Greek etymology.
Middle English ellebre from Old French from Latin elleborus from Greek helleboros perhaps hellos fawn -boros eaten (from bibrōskein to eat)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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