stavesacre

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Stavesacre

Etymology[edit]

Late Middle English, from Latin staphisagria, from Ancient Greek σταφίς (staphís, grape) (from σταφυλή (staphulḗ, bunch of grapes)) + ἀγρία (agría, wild) (literally "living in the fields," from ἀγρός (agrós, field)).

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stavesacre (usually uncountable, plural stavesacres)

  1. A highly toxic, perennial plant with purple flowers, Delphinium staphisagria.

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