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 (mə-zîr′ē-ən) or me·ze·re·um (-əm)
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.]


(mɪˈzɪərɪəm) or


(Plants) the dried bark of certain shrubs of the genus Daphne, esp mezereon, formerly used as a vesicant and to treat arthritis


(məˈzɪər i əm)

also me•ze•re•on


1. a shrub, Daphne mezereum, of the family Thymelaeaceae, native to Eurasia, with clusters of fragrant purplish flowers.
2. the dried bark of the mezereum, formerly used for medicinal purposes.
[1470–80; (< New Latin) < Medieval Latin mezereon < Arabic māzaryūn < Persian]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mezereum - the dried bark of the shrub mezereonmezereum - the dried bark of the shrub mezereon
Daphne mezereum, February daphne, mezereon - small European deciduous shrub with fragrant lilac-colored flowers followed by red berries on highly toxic twigs
bark - tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants
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mezereum with deep purple flowers followed by red berries is certainly worth planting for winter colour.
mezereum, which has pink-purple clusters of aromatic flowers in winter and early spring and grows to around 1.
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