celandine


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Related to celandine: Chelidonium majus, greater celandine

cel·an·dine

 (sĕl′ən-dīn′, -dēn′)
n.
1. A perennial Eurasian herb (Chelidonium majus) having deeply divided leaves, showy yellow flowers, and yellow-orange latex. Also called swallowwort.
2. The lesser celandine.

[Middle English celidoine, from Old French, from Medieval Latin celidōnia, from Latin chelīdonia, feminine of chelīdonium, from Greek khelīdonion, from khelīdōn, swallow (from the association by ancient writers of the blossoming of the plant with the return of the swallows in spring); see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

celandine

(ˈsɛlənˌdaɪn)
n
(Plants) either of two unrelated plants, Chelidonium majus (greater celandine) or Ranunculus ficaria (lesser celandine). See greater celandine, lesser celandine
[C13: earlier celydon, from Latin chelīdonia (the plant), from chelīdonius of the swallow, from Greek khelidōn swallow; the plant's season was believed to parallel the migration of swallows]

cel•an•dine

(ˈsɛl ənˌdaɪn, -ˌdin)

n.
1. an Old World plant, Chelidonium majus, of the poppy family, having yellow flowers.
2. an Old World plant, Ranunculus ficaria, of the buttercup family, having fleshy, heart-shaped leaves and solitary yellow flowers.
[1275–1325; Middle English selandyne, variant of celydon < Latin chelīdonium < Greek chelīdónion, derivative of chelīdṓn swallow]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.celandine - North American annual plant with usually yellow or orange flowerscelandine - North American annual plant with usually yellow or orange flowers; grows chiefly on wet rather acid soil
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Impatiens - annual or perennial herbs with stems more or less succulent; cosmopolitan except for South America, Australia, and New Zealand
2.celandine - perennial herb with branched woody stock and bright yellow flowerscelandine - perennial herb with branched woody stock and bright yellow flowers
poppy - annual or biennial or perennial herbs having showy flowers
Chelidonium, genus Chelidonium - one species: greater celandine
Translations

celandine

[ˈseləndaɪn] Ncelidonia f

celandine

n
(= greater celandine)Schöllkraut nt
(= lesser celandine)Scharbockskraut nt

celandine

[ˈsɛlənˌdaɪn] n (Bot) → celidonia
References in classic literature ?
On the other hand, there was a wretched fellow, preparing with celandine and beef's blood, his "leg of God," for the next day.
The dandelions carpeted the three lawns,-- they used to be lawns, but have long since blossomed out into meadows filled with every sort of pretty weed,-- and under and among the groups of leafless oaks and beeches were blue hepaticas, white anemones, violets, and celandines in sheets.
Celandines grew on its banks, lords and ladies and primroses in the defended hollows; the wild rose-bushes, still bearing their withered hips, showed also the promise of blossom.
Mr Welsh, 84, of Celandine Close, Marton, Middlesbrough, died at James Cook University Hospital on July 15.
Spring plants like crocuses and celandine are already beginning to flower, the catkins are out and farms are reporting their first lambs of the year.
At Eccleston Mere, coltsfoot, red dead nettle and yellow charlock are flowering away, and Jim found good patches of flowering lesser celandine in Rufford.
In Lisvane is a tapestry of a lane, its banks starred with stitchwort, studded with the gold of celandine, pink herb Robert and nodding purple violets.
CELANDINE really has little effect on the growth of other plants as it dies away by midsummer, but it can be controlled with Weedol which you should apply through a watering can fitted with a trickle bar.
Bright yellow lesser celandine have also been lending colour, whilst daffodils are just beginning to show their true colours.
The yellow-flowered lesser celandine (llygad ebrill) is the first to flower in March, and is followed by plants such as the star-like bloom of the wood anemone and the glossy-leafed bluebell.
He said Anslow, 32, of Celandine Drive, Dudley, had been tailgating the car in front to try to get him to go faster before causing the tragic death of Mr Barker.