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Perennial herbs of the lily family having thick toxic rhizomes.  Synonym: false hellebore.
Any plant of the Eurasian genus Helleborus.

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"Hellebore" Quotes from Famous Books

... back our former misgivings. Molasses is a very common agent used to give color and render it toothsome. Various vegetable leaves, as the rhubarb, beech, walnut, and mullein, as well as the less delectable bran, yellow ochre, and hellebore, in snuff, are also sometimes used to defraud. Saltpetre is often sprinkled on, in making cigars, ...
— Atlantic Monthly Volume 6, No. 34, August, 1860 • Various

... does the work for plant lice. Peach-tree borers are excluded with tarred or felt paper, and cut out with a knife. Jar the grape flea beetle on an inverted umbrella early in the morning. Among small-fruit insects, the strawberry worms are readily destroyed with hellebore, an ounce to a gallon of warm water. The same remedy destroys the imported ...
— Scientific American Supplement No. 275 • Various

... Anticipation Gourd, Extent, Bulk Grape, Wild, Rural Felicity Grass, Utility Hand Flower Tree, Warning Harebell, Submission Hawkweed, Quicksightedness Hawthorn, Hope Hazel, Reconciliation Heart's-ease, Thought Heath, Solitude Helenium, Tears Heliotrope, I Turn to Thee Hellebore, Scandal Hemlock, You will be my death Hemp, Fate Henbane, Imperfection Hepatica, Confidence Hibiscus, Delicate Beauty Holly, Foresight Holy Herb, Enchantment Hollyhock, Fecundity Honesty, Honesty Honey Flower, Love, Sweet Honeysuckle, Affection Hop, Injustice Horehound, Fire Hornbeam, Ornament Horse, ...
— Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1 • Edward William Cole

... Probably to Anticyra, a Greek town situated at the mouth of the river Sperchius, and reputed to produce the genuine hellebore, recommended by the ancient physicians as a cure for insanity, whence the well known ...
— Aphrodisiacs and Anti-aphrodisiacs: Three Essays on the Powers of Reproduction • John Davenport

... familiar with its use." When the stimulus of snuff ceases to be sufficient, recourse is immediately had to certain admixtures, by which the necessary excitement is procured; thus pepper, euphorbium, hellebore, and even pulverised glass, are made use of to give it additional pungency. Snuffing is also a frequent cause of blindness. Nature has appointed certain fluids to nourish and preserve the eye, which, if withdrawn, cause the sight to become prematurely ...
— The American Quarterly Review, No. 17, March 1831 • Various

... paralysis of the tail. The bloodstained urine without red globules results from specific diseases—Texas fever (Pl. XLVII, fig. 3), anthrax, spirillosis, and from eating irritant plants (broom, savin, mercury, hellebore, ranunculus, convolvulus, colchicum, oak shoots, ash privet, hazel, hornbeam, and other astringent, acrid, or resinous plants, etc.). The Maybug or Spanish fly taken with the feed or spread over a great extent of skin as a blister has a similar action. Frosted turnips ...
— Special Report on Diseases of Cattle • U.S. Department of Agriculture

... I also use hellebore (dry powdered form), especially valuable in destroying the worms when berries are almost ready for market, and on which it is dangerous to use arsenical poisons. I never was troubled with the currant worm ...
— Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916 • Various

... mix hellebore, who dost not know How many grains should to the mixture go? The art of ...
— Kenilworth • Sir Walter Scott

Words linked to "Hellebore" :   setterwort, genus Veratrum, liliaceous plant, Indian poke, poisonous plant, Helleborus, Helleborus viridis, Veratrum, Veratrum viride, bugbane, lenten rose, genus Helleborus, Helleborus orientalis, black hellebore, Helleborus niger, Helleborus foetidus, winter rose, bear's foot, Christmas rose

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