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convallaria

Pronunciation: kon'va-lar'e-a

Definition: The flower, rhizome, and roots of Convallaria majalis (family Liliaceae), lily of the valley; they contain glycosides with digitalislike action (convallatoxin).

[L. convallis, an enclosed valley]

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