Meaning of white helleborine in English:

white helleborine


  • (More fully "large white helleborine"), an orchid with creamy-white flowers, Cephalanthera damasonium, found chiefly in beech woods on chalky soil from Britain to Asia Minor, and southward to North Africa.


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Rea (d. 1681), nursery gardener.