Definition of mezereon in English:

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Pronunciation: /mɪˈzɪərɪən/


A Eurasian shrub with fragrant purplish-red flowers and poisonous red berries, found chiefly in calcareous woodland.
  • Daphne mezereum, family Thymelaeaceae
Example sentences
  • Due to the warmness, we have flowering liverleafs, mezereons etc. in our forests.
  • The accompanying scrub consists of Mediterranean mezereons, bush germanders, kermes oaks, sarsaparillas, lentisks, oleanders, strawberry trees, myrtles and junipers.
  • Here mezereons grow, and salmon trout comes to spawn.


Late 15th century: from medieval Latin, from Arabic māzaryūn.

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