mezereon

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me·ze·re·on

 (mə-zîr′ē-ən) or me·ze·re·um (-əm)
n.
1. A poisonous Eurasian ornamental shrub (Daphne mezereum) having fragrant lilac-purple flowers and small scarlet fruit.
2. The dried bark of this plant, formerly used for medicinal purposes.

[Middle English mizerion, from Medieval Latin mezereon, from Arabic māzaryūn, of Persian origin.]

mezereon

(mɛˈzɪərɪən)
n
1. (Plants) a Eurasian thymelaeaceous shrub, Daphne mezereum, with fragrant early-blooming purplish-pink flowers and small scarlet fruits
2. (Plants) another name for mezereum
[C15: via Medieval Latin from Arabic māzaryūn]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mezereon - small European deciduous shrub with fragrant lilac-colored flowers followed by red berries on highly toxic twigsmezereon - small European deciduous shrub with fragrant lilac-colored flowers followed by red berries on highly toxic twigs
daphne - any of several ornamental shrubs with shiny mostly evergreen leaves and clusters of small bell-shaped flowers
mezereum - the dried bark of the shrub mezereon
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