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valerian

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See also Valerian, and valerían

English

A valerian plant in bloom.
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Etymology

From Old French valeriane or mediaeval [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] valeriana, from the personal name Valerius.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /vəˈlɪəɹɪən/

Noun

Singular
valerian

Plural
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  1. A hardy perennial flowering plant, Valeriana officinalis, with heads of sweetly scented pink or white flowers.
  2. More generally, any plant of the genus Valeriana.
  3. (uncountable) The root of Valeriana officinalis, used in herbal medicine.

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