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a European hellebore, Helleborus niger, having evergreen leaves and white-to-purplish flowers that bloom in the winter.
an evergreen ranunculaceous plant, Helleborus niger, of S Europe and W Asia, with white or pinkish winter-blooming flowers Also called hellebore, winter rose


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