Staves"a`cre (?), n. [Corrupted from NL. staphis agria, Gr. dried grape + wild.] Bot.

A kind of larkspur (Delphinium Staphysagria), and its seeds, which are violently purgative and emetic. They are used as a parasiticide, and in the East for poisoning fish.

 

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