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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Veratrum, genus Veratrum(noun)

    a genus of coarse poisonous perennial herbs; sometimes placed in subfamily Melanthiaceae


  1. veratrum(Noun)

    Any of various poisonous herbs of the genus Veratrum

Webster Dictionary

  1. Veratrum(noun)

    a genus of coarse liliaceous herbs having very poisonous qualities

  2. Origin: [L. veratrum hellebore.]


  1. Veratrum

    Veratrum is a genus of about 45 species of flowering plants in the family Melanthiaceae, native to damp habitats throughout the Northern Hemisphere. They are vigorous herbaceous perennials with highly poisonous black rhizomes, and panicles of white or brown flowers on erect stems. In English they are known as the false hellebores or corn lilies. However, they are not closely related to lilies or hellebores, nor do they resemble them.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Veratrum

    vē-rā′trum, n. hellebore.—adj. Verā′tric.—ns. Verā′trin, -e, a poisonous ointment used to relieve neuralgia.—v.t. Verā′trise, to poison with veratrin. [L.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Veratrum

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of veratrum in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of veratrum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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