Definitions for veratrum
Veratrum, genus Veratrum(noun)
a genus of coarse poisonous perennial herbs; sometimes placed in subfamily Melanthiaceae
Any of various poisonous herbs of the genus Veratrum
a genus of coarse liliaceous herbs having very poisonous qualities
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A plant genus of the family LILIACEAE with roots that contain VERATRUM ALKALOIDS used as emetics, parasiticides, antihypertensives. It is the main ingredient of Boicil.