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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations

celandine

[ˈseləndaɪn] Ncelidonia f
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celandine

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

[ˈsɛlənˌdaɪn] n (Bot) → celidonia
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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.
The two projects were launched following the strong takeup of other DMCI Homes developments in Quezon City, namely, Infina Towers, The Orabella and The Celandine.
The workshops will take place at the greenspace near to Celandine Road on Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25, between 10am-4pm.
Light up the woodland garden with Stylophorum diphyllum, commonly called celandine poppies.
Derry Magistrates Court heard James McGaughey, 24, from Celandine Court in the city, had denied assault occasioning actual bodily harm on James Healy on May 7 last year.
Papworth, of Celandine Avenue in Salendine Nook, was caught on camera aiming two kicks at one of the men as he was 'cowering' on the ground.
Leading the list of its top project performers for the period include Prisma Residences, Fairlane Residences and Mirea Residences in Pasig; Kai Garden Residences in Mandaluyong; Orabella, Infina Towers, Celandine and Zinnia Towers in Quezon City; and Verdon Parc in Davao City.
Leading the list of its top project performers for the first half are Prisma Residences, Fairlane Residences and Mirea Residences in Pasig City; Kai Garden Residences in Mandaluyong City; The Orabella, Infina Towers, The Celandine, and Zinnia Towers in Quezon City; and Verdon Parc in Davao City.
William Wordsworth's favourite flower wasn't the daffodil - it was the humble lesser celandine, Ranunculus ficaria.