hellebore

Part of speech: noun

A perennial herb of cathartic or poisonous properties.

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Usage examples "hellebore":

  1. Dr. Johnson cites the following line to illustrate the latter as an adjective: Drink hellebore, my boy! - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.
  2. Mix the flour and hellebore powder with a little water. - "Roses and Rose Growing", Rose Georgina Kingsley.
  3. Vegetation also has a tendency to produce it as cattle eating green shoots from oak, ash, hellebore, hazel and other resinous plants, etc. - "The Veterinarian", Chas. J. Korinek.