1. hellebore

noun. perennial herbs of the lily family having thick toxic rhizomes.


  • American hellebore
  • false hellebore
  • Indian poke
  • Veratrum viride
  • Veratrum
  • genus Veratrum
  • white hellebore
  • liliaceous plant

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2. hellebore

noun. any plant of the Eurasian genus Helleborus.


  • genus Helleborus
  • Helleborus
  • Helleborus viridis
  • stinking hellebore
  • poisonous plant
  • black hellebore
  • bear's foot
  • lenten rose
  • Helleborus niger
  • Helleborus foetidus
  • Helleborus orientalis
  • winter rose
  • setterwort
  • green hellebore

Sentences with hellebore

1. Noun, singular or mass
Set the hellebore in the hole -- adjust the soil level at the bottom until the point where the roots meet the stem sits level with the soil -- then fill in around the root ball.

2. Personal pronoun
While it's best known by nicknames, like the Easter rose and Lenten rose, hellebore's scientific name is Helleborus niger, and it's in the ranunculaceae family.