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hel·le·bo·rine

 (hĕl′ə-bə-rīn′, hə-lĕ′ə-rĭn)
n.
Any of various orchids chiefly of the genus Epipactis, especially E. helleborine of Eurasia, having small greenish or purplish flowers and widely naturalized in North America.

[Latin elleborinē, from Greek : elleboros, Ionic dialectal variant of helleboros, hellebore (from the resemblance of the orchids' flowers to those of Veratrum album, the white hellebore); see hellebore + -inē, feminine of -inos, -ine, adj. suff.]

helleborine

(ˌhɛlɪˈbɔːriːn)
n
(Plants) any of various N temperate orchids of the genera Cephalanthera and Epipactis
[C16: ultimately from Greek helleborinē a plant resembling hellebore]
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Noun1.helleborine - any of several small temperate and tropical orchids having mottled or striped leaves and spikes of small yellowish-white flowers in a twisted racemehelleborine - any of several small temperate and tropical orchids having mottled or striped leaves and spikes of small yellowish-white flowers in a twisted raceme
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
genus Goodyera, Goodyera - genus of small orchids of the northern hemisphere with creeping rhizomes and stalked ovate leaves and small flowers
2.helleborine - any of various orchids of the genus Epipactis
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
Epipactis, genus Epipactis - genus of hardy orchids with leafy-bracted racemes of greenish or purplish irregular flowers
Epipactis helleborine - European orchid with spikes of green and pinkish or purplish flowers
chatterbox, Epipactis gigantea, giant helleborine, stream orchid - orchid growing along streams or ponds of western North America having leafy stems and 1 greenish-brown and pinkish flower in the axil of each upper leaf
3.helleborine - any of several orchids of the genus Cephalanthera
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
Cephalanthera, genus Cephalanthera - small genus of temperate Old World terrestrial orchids
Cephalanthera rubra, red helleborine - orchid of Mediterranean and Asia having a lax spike of bright rose-pink flowers
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The limestone landscapes are now home to national nature reserves like Thrislington Plantation and Castle Eden Dene, and disused quarries such as Bishop Middleham, managed by Durham Wildlife Trust and the best site in the UK for the rare dark red helleborine orchid, with an average of over 1,300 blooming each year.
It's also home to the stunning Marsh Helleborine orchid - found in only a handful of sites in the county, as well as the bizarre-looking carnivorous Round-Leaved Sundew.
es) aunque a este taxon habria que atribuir las citas de Epipactis helleborine (L.
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Andy Byfield, from wild plant charity Plantlife, said that as well as the Fen Orchid, other declining plants such as round-leaved wintergreen, marsh helleborine and early marsh orchids will also benefit from the work being carried out.
Immortal Verse spent most of last winter resting in her box after suffering a muscle tear when a distant second to Helleborine at Longchamp in September.
The daughter of Selkirk kept very good company in her two juvenile starts,chasingtheshadowofFrankel onherfirstappearanceatDoncaster before running a highly creditable third behind Misty For Me and helleborine in the Prix Marcel Boussac at Longchamp.
The daughter of Selkirk kept very good company in her two juvenile starts, chasing the shadow of Frankel on her first appearance at Doncaster before running a highly creditable third behind Misty For Me and Helleborine in the Prix Marcel Boussac at Longchamp.
Criquette Head-Maarek was victorious 12 months ago with Special Duty and is this year represented by Helleborine, second in the Prix Imprudence on her first start of the year.
But Freddie Head's filly disposed of Helleborine in the Group 3 Prix Imprudence at Maisons-Laffitte on her reappearance and can overcome the home guard.
The 1,000 Guineas market is more open, and the 10-1 about French filly Helleborine looks good value.
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