One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Originally: †any of various medicinal preparations containing hellebore (probably Veratrum album) (obsolete). In later use: treatment, especially homoeopathic treatment, or poisoning with hellebore (Veratrum or Helleborus species).
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Robert Burton (1577–1640), writer. From post-classical Latin elleborismus purgative made from hellebore or its etymon ancient Greek ἐλλεβορισμός, ἑλλεβορισμός treatment with hellebore from ἐλλεβορίζειν, ἑλλεβορίζειν + -ισμός.
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.