stinking hellebore meaning

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Noun: stinking hellebore
  1. Digitate-leaved hellebore with an offensive odour and irritant qualities when taken internally
    - bear's foot, setterwort, Helleborus foetidus

Derived forms: stinking hellebores

Type of: hellebore

A plant genus of the family RANUNCULACEAE. Members contain hellebrin (BUFANOLIDES). The extract is the basis of Biocil preparation used for rheumatism.


  1. Here oak is more abundant, and stinking hellebore.
  2. The area supports a rarity being stinking hellebore.
  3. Yeasts colonise the nectaries of stinking hellebore and their presence has been found to raise the temperature of the flower, which may aid in attracting pollinators to the flower by increasing the evaporation of volatile organic compounds.
  4. A population of the nationally scarce plant stinking hellebore ( " Helleborus foetidus " ) grows on scree slopes in the combe, near Cleeve Toot; it is grizzled and dingy skippers, brown argus and green hairstreak.

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