hellebore

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Etymology[edit]

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.

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hellebore (plural hellebores)

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  1. A common garden flowering plant, Helleborus in family Ranunculaceae, having supposed medicinal properties.

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