melampode

Related to melampode: Melampodium

melampode

(mɛˈlæmpəʊd)
n
(Historical Terms) the black hellebore, Helleborus niger
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At one time the plant was known as Melampode, after the physician, Melampus (1400 BCE) who, according to Pliny, used the plant to cure the mania suffered by the daughters of the King of Argos.