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 for Veratrum
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Veratrum \Ve*ra"trum\, prop. n. [L. veratrum hellebore.] (Bot.)
     A genus of coarse liliaceous herbs having very poisonous
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: Veratrum album of Europe, and Veratrum viride of
           America, are both called hellebore. They grow in wet
           land, have large, elliptical, plicate leaves in three
           vertical ranks, and bear panicles of greenish flowers.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a genus of coarse poisonous perennial herbs; sometimes
           placed in subfamily Melanthiaceae [syn: Veratrum, genus

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