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helleborine

Line breaks: hel¦le|bor¦ine
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛlɪbəˌriːn
 
, -ˌrʌɪn/

Definition of helleborine in English:

noun

A mainly woodland orchid occurring chiefly in north temperate regions. See also false helleborine.
Example sentences
  • And at the weekend he and a group of seven volunteers carefully dug up 73 rare broad-leaved helleborines and took them by wheelbarrow to their new home where they were replanted.
  • The helleborines are growing in the sun and in the shade, under trees and out in the open.
  • The first two pictures are marsh helleborines and the last one is a green flowered helleborine which had been discovered the day before our visit.

Origin

late 16th century: French or Latin, from Greek helleborinē, a plant like hellebore, from helleboros 'hellebore'.

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