greater celandine
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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  • greater celandine — celandine (def. 1). * * * …   Universalium

  • greater celandine — a yellow flowered plant of the poppy family, with toxic sap. → celandine …   English new terms dictionary

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

  • greater celandine — noun A European perennial herb, Chelidonium majus, a poppy with yellow flowers Syn: swallowwort …   Wiktionary

  • Celandine — is a common name for three species of flowers: *Greater celandine, Chelidonium majus , in the poppy family *Lesser celandine, Ranunculus ficaria , in the buttercup family *Celandine poppy, Stylophorum diphyllum , in the poppy family …   Wikipedia

  • 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.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • celandine — ► NOUN 1) (also lesser celandine) a common yellow flowered plant of the buttercup family. 2) (greater celandine) a yellow flowered plant of the poppy family, with toxic sap. ORIGIN from Greek khelid n swallow (the flowering of the plant being… …   English terms dictionary

  • celandine — /sel euhn duyn , deen /, n. 1. Also called greater celandine, swallowwort. an Old World plant, Chelidonium majus, of the poppy family, having yellow flowers. 2. Also called lesser celandine. an Old World plant, Ranunculus ficaria, of the… …   Universalium

  • celandine — [ sɛləndʌɪn] noun 1》 (also lesser celandine) a common plant of the buttercup family, which produces yellow flowers in the early spring. [Ranunculus ficaria.] 2》 (greater celandine) a yellow flowered plant of the poppy family, with toxic sap.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • celandine — /ˈsɛləndaɪn/ (say seluhnduyn) noun 1. a plant, of Europe and western Asia, Chelidonium majus (greater celandine), family Papaveraceae, with yellow flowers in loose few flowered umbels; swallow wort. 2. a European buttercup, Ranunculus ficaria… …   Australian English dictionary

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