Entry from British & World English dictionary
A hellebore that is cultivated for its flowers which appear in late winter or early spring.
- Helleborus orientalis, family Ranunculaceae
- Now Elfi's ferns are shade-loving companions to her more than 5,000 hellebores, or Lenten roses.
- When I bought my first Lenten rose I had scant expectations that it would live.
- The Lenten rose is the easiest of all hellebores to transplant, and a single plant will spread quickly.
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