swallowwort
Celandine Cel"an*dine (s[e^]l"[a^]n*d[imac]n), n. [OE. celidoine, OF. celidoine, F. ch['e]lidoine, fr. L. chelidonia (sc. herba), fr. chelidonius pertaining to the swallow, Gr. chelido`nios, fr. chelidw`n the swallow, akin to L. hirundo a swallow.] (Bot.) A perennial herbaceous plant ({Chelidonium majus}) of the poppy family, with yellow flowers. It is used as a medicine in jaundice, etc., and its acrid saffron-colored juice is used to cure warts and the itch; -- called also {greater celandine} and {swallowwort}. [1913 Webster]

{Lasser celandine}, the pilewort ({Ranunculus Ficaria}). [1913 Webster]


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  • Swallowwort — is a term used for several plants and plant families. The term Swallowwort likely derived from description of poisonous effects; Swallowwort genus name Cynanchum is from Greek words meaning to choke a dog. The following plants are referred to as… …   Wikipedia

  • Swallowwort — Swal low*wort , n. (Bot.) (a) See {Celandine}. (b) A poisonous plant ({Vincetoxicum officinale}) of the Milkweed family, at one time used in medicine; also called {white swallowwort}. [1913 Webster] {African swallowwort}, a plant of the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swallowwort — [swäl′ōwʉrt΄] n. 1. CELANDINE (sense 1) 2. any of several plants of the milkweed family, as black swallowwort ( Cynanchum nigrum), a twining European vine with purplish brown flowers, now wild in the E U.S …   English World dictionary

  • swallowwort — šlakinė kregždūnė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Klemalinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Vincetoxicum hirundinaria), paplitęs Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Vincetoxicum hirundinaria angl. German ipecac;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • swallowwort — /swol oh werrt , wawrt /, n. 1. celandine (def. 1). 2. any of several plants of the milkweed family, esp. a climbing vine, Cynanchum nigrum (black swallowwort), native to Europe, having small, brownish flowers. [1540 50; SWALLOW2 + WORT2] * * * …   Universalium

  • swallowwort — kvapioji pienuolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Klemalinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Calotropis procera), paplitęs Afrikoje ir pietų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Calotropis procera angl. akund; apple of Sodom; auricula tree; giant …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • swallowwort — didžioji ugniažolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Aguoninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Chelidonium majus), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje, Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Chelidonium majus angl. celandine; great… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • swallowwort — noun 1. tropical herb having orange red flowers followed by pods suggesting a swallow with outspread wings; a weed throughout the tropics • Syn: ↑blood flower, ↑Asclepias curassavica • Hypernyms: ↑milkweed, ↑silkweed 2. perennial herb with… …   Useful english dictionary

  • African swallowwort — Swallowwort Swal low*wort , n. (Bot.) (a) See {Celandine}. (b) A poisonous plant ({Vincetoxicum officinale}) of the Milkweed family, at one time used in medicine; also called {white swallowwort}. [1913 Webster] {African swallowwort}, a plant of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • white swallowwort — Swallowwort Swal low*wort , n. (Bot.) (a) See {Celandine}. (b) A poisonous plant ({Vincetoxicum officinale}) of the Milkweed family, at one time used in medicine; also called {white swallowwort}. [1913 Webster] {African swallowwort}, a plant of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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