celandine

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Related to celandines: Ranunculus ficaria, Ficaria grandiflora

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 ?
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.
On the other hand, there was a wretched fellow, preparing with celandine and beef's blood, his "leg of God," for the next day.
Walking the margins of Anglesey's Inland Sea in warmer weather on Saturday, where bright yellow Celandines sprang from the roadsides among the fading Snowdrops, it was great to hear dozens of Pale-bellied Brent Geese.
It has a similar lustre to its petals as buttercups and celandines, not surprising since it belongs to the same family.
You are best off planting celandines pot and all - as long as the rim of the pot is slightly below soil level they will never dry out.
It has to be the brightest and most cheerful of all the 'cultivated' celandines, with vivid yellow flowers nestling among bronze leaves.
Since keeping bees I am more inclined to leave dandelions in flowerbeds and have persuaded one client to keep their blanket of celandines as ground cover and bee food.
Along the banks, beneath the undergrowth, there are splashes of gold celandines, a flower that has the glossiest petals and always reminds me of an Enid Blyton story I had in a book as a young child which told of fairies that came out at night to polish the petals of wayside flowers; having examined the celandine and buttercup I believed it to be true.
The driver of the other car, a Vauxhall Nova, was Mr Philip Cheshire, of The Celandines, Pool House, Wombourne, who had multiple head and chest injuries.
LESSER CELANDINES With dark green, heart-shaped leaves, lesser celandines often grow like a carpet in woods.