Meaning of mezereon in English:


(also mezereum)

Pronunciation /mɪˈzɪərɪən/

See synonyms for mezereon


  • A Eurasian shrub with fragrant purplish-red flowers and poisonous red berries, found chiefly in calcareous woodland.

    Daphne mezereum, family Thymelaeaceae

    ‘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.