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mezereum

[muh-zeer-ee-uh m] /məˈzɪər i əm/
noun
1.
a shrub, Daphne mezereum, native to Eurasia, having clusters of fragrant purplish flowers.
Also, mezereon
[muh-zeer-ee-on] /məˈzɪər iˌɒn/ (Show IPA)
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Also called daphne.
Origin
1470-1480
1470-80; (< New Latin) < Medieval Latin mezereon < Arabic māzaryūn < Persian
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mezereum

/mɪˈzɪərɪəm/
noun
1.
the dried bark of certain shrubs of the genus Daphne, esp mezereon, formerly used as a vesicant and to treat arthritis
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