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false' hel'lebore




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 Indian poke, white hellebore.

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