A southern European larkspur whose seeds were formerly used as an insecticide.
- Delphinium staphisagria, family Ranunculaceae
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- 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.
late Middle English: via Latin from Greek staphis agria 'wild raisin'.
Definition of stavesacre in:
- The US English dictionary