Definition of stavesacre in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈsteɪvˌzeɪkə


  • 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'.

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