Staves-acre

stavesacre

[steyvz-ey-ker]
noun
1.
a larkspur, Delphinium staphisagria, of Europe and Asia Minor, having violently emetic and cathartic poisonous seeds.
2.
the seeds themselves.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English staphisagre < Latin staphis agria < Greek staphìs agría literally, wild raisin

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stavesacre (ˈsteɪvzˌeɪkə)
 
n
1.  a Eurasian ranunculaceous plant, Delphinium staphisagria, having purple flowers and poisonous seeds
2.  the seeds of this plant, which have strong emetic and cathartic properties
 
[C14 staphisagre, from Latin staphis agria, from Greek, from staphis raisin + agria wild]

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stavesacre
herbal plant of the Delphinium family, c.1400, from L. staphisagria, from Gk. staphis agria, lit. "wild raisin," from staphis "raisin" + agria, fem. of agrios "wild."
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