Chelidonium majus
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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  • Chelidonium majus — ID 18131 Symbol Key CHMA2 Common Name celandine Family Papaveraceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Chelidonium majus — noun perennial herb with branched woody stock and bright yellow flowers • Syn: ↑celandine, ↑greater celandine, ↑swallowwort, ↑swallow wort • Hypernyms: ↑poppy • Member Holonyms: ↑Cheli …   Useful english dictionary

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