Definition of mezereon in English:


Syllabification: me·ze·re·on
Pronunciation: /məˈzi(ə)rēən
(also mezereum /-əm/)


  • A Eurasian shrub with fragrant purplish-red flowers and poisonous red berries, found chiefly in calcareous woodlands.
    • Daphne mezereum, family Thymelaeaceae
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    • 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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