celandine

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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.]

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 periodicals archive ?
shining bright Lesser celandines Ranunculus ficaria 'Brazen Hussy' and, below, Ranunculus ficaria 'Flore Pleno'
They are followed by lesser celandines, which look like bright yellow stars dotted across the woodland floor.
LESSER CELANDINES With dark green, heart-shaped leaves, lesser celandines often grow like a carpet in woods.