valerian

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English[edit]

A valerian plant in bloom.
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From Old French valeriane or mediaeval Latin valeriana, from the personal name Valerius.

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valerian (plural valerians)

  1. A hardy perennial flowering plant, Valeriana officinalis, with heads of sweetly scented pink or white flowers.
  2. More generally, any plant of the genus Valeriana.
  3. (uncountable) The root of Valeriana officinalis, used in herbal medicine.

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