false hellebore: Meaning and Definition of

false' hel'lebore

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  1. any of various plants belonging to the genus Veratrum, of the lily family, esp. a North American species, V. viride, which has clusters of yellowish-green flowers and is the source of substances used in certain medicines and insecticides. Also called
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