mezereon


mezereon
noun Etymology: Middle English mizerion, from Medieval Latin mezereon, from Arabic māzariyūn, perhaps from Persian māzaryūn Date: 15th century a small Eurasian shrub (Daphne mezereum of the family Thymelaeaceae, the mezereon family) with fragrant lilac-purple flowers and poisonous emetic leaves, fruit, and bark

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.