mezereum

mezereum

[muh-zeer-ee-uhm]
noun
a shrub, Daphne mezereum, native to Eurasia, having clusters of fragrant purplish flowers.
Also, mezereon [muh-zeer-ee-on] .
Also called daphne.


Origin:
1470–80; (< Neo-Latin) < Medieval Latin mezereon < Arabic māzaryūn < Persian

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

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