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A Eurasian shrub with fragrant purplish-red flowers and poisonous red berries, found chiefly in calcareous woodland.
- ‘Due to the warmness, we have flowering liverleafs, mezereons etc. in our forests.’
- ‘The accompanying scrub consists of Mediterranean mezereons, bush germanders, kermes oaks, sarsaparillas, lentisks, oleanders, strawberry trees, myrtles and junipers.’
- ‘Here mezereons grow, and salmon trout comes to spawn.’
Late 15th century: from medieval Latin, from Arabic māzaryūn.
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