Definition of stavesacre in English:

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stavesacre

Pronunciation: /ˈstāvzˌākər/

noun

A southern European larkspur whose seeds were formerly used as an insecticide.
  • Delphinium staphisagria, family Ranunculaceae.
Example sentences
  • Delphinium Staphisagria L., or stavesacre, is a handsome, annual or biennial plant, one or two feet high, with a simple, erect, downy stem, and palmate, five- or seven-lobed leaves, supported on hairy petioles.

Origin

Late Middle English: via Latin from Greek staphis agria 'wild raisin'.

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Syllabification: staves·a·cre

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