Lasser 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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  • 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

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ranunculus Ficaria — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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