(obsolete) A taxonomic genus within the family Orchidaceae — a formerly recognized genus now absorbed into Epipactis and other genera.
Other Word Forms of Helleborine
Origin of Helleborine
Latin elleborinē from Greek elleboros Ionic dialectal variant of helleboros hellebore (from the resemblance of the orchids' flowers to those of Veratrum album the white hellebore) hellebore -inē feminine of -inos -ine, adj. suff.
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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