Veratrum meaning

və-rā'trəm
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The dried rhizomes of certain hellebores, once used in medicine.
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Any of various poisonous herbs of the genus Veratrum.
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A taxonomic genus, within subfamily Melanthieae - the false hellebores.
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Origin of veratrum

  • New Latin Vērātrum genus name from Latin vērātrum any of various medicinal or toxic plants of the genera Helleborus and Veratrum probably from a pre-Indo-European language of Europe akin to Italian dialectal (Piedmont) varasco a species of hellebore (V. album)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin vÄ“rātrum (“hellebore")
    From Wiktionary