lesser celandine
noun Date: circa 1890 a yellow-flowered Eurasian perennial herb (Ranunculus ficaria) of the buttercup family naturalized in North America

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  • lesser celandine — n. CELANDINE (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • Lesser celandine — Taxobox name = Lesser celandine image width = 240px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Ranunculales familia = Ranunculaceae genus = Ranunculus species = R. ficaria binomial = Ranunculus ficaria binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • lesser celandine — pavasarinis švitriešis statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Ficaria verna angl. buttercup ficaria; crowfoot ficaria; lesser celandine; marsh pilewort; pilewort vok. Feigenwurz; Feigwurz; Scharbockskraut rus. чистяк весенний lenk.… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • lesser celandine — a Eurasian plant, Ranunculus ficaria, of the buttercup family, having heart shaped leaves and glossy yellow flowers, naturalized in North America. Also called pilewort. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • lesser celandine — noun A European perennial herb, Ranunculus ficaria, having heart shaped leaves and solitary yellow flowers Syn: pilewort …   Wiktionary

  • lesser celandine — noun perennial herb native to Europe but naturalized elsewhere having heart shaped leaves and yellow flowers resembling buttercups; its tuberous roots have been used as a poultice to relieve piles • Syn: ↑pilewort, ↑Ranunculus ficaria • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — ► 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 — or lesser celandine [sel′ən dīn΄, sel′əndēn΄, sel′əndin] n. [ME & OFr celidoine < ML celidonia < L chelidonia < Gr chelidonion, swallowwort < chelidōn, a swallow < IE echoic base * ghel > YELL] 1. a weedy plant (Chelidonium… …   English World 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

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