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Term: hellebore
References: The Mauritius Command, page 190
The Ionian Mission, page 303
The Letter of Marque, pages 277, 280
The Nutmeg of Consolation, page 219
The Commodore, pages 47, 206
Blue at the Mizzen, pages 182, 188, 248
Meaning: There are several plants with this name — black hellebore (Helleborus niger), false hellebore (Adonis autumnalis or Adonis vernalis), green hellebore (Veratrum viride), white hellebore (Veratrum album) — used as purgatives, heart stimulants or treatments for mental disease..

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Maturin's Medicine — This article is based on information from Maturin's Medicine, compiled and edited by Kerry Webb, with the help of a number of contributors.

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