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celandine


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Celandine  \Cel"an*dine\  (s[e^]l"[a^]n*d[imac]n),  n.  [OE. 
  celidoine  OF  celidoine  F.  ch['e]lidoine,  fr  L.  chelidonia 
  (sc.  herba),  fr  chelidonius  pertaining  to  the  swallow,  Gr 
  chelido`nios,  fr  chelidw`n  the  swallow,  akin  to  L.  hirundo  a 
  swallow.]  (Bot.) 
  A  perennial  herbaceous  plant  ({Chelidonium  majus})  of  the 
  poppy  family,  with  yellow  flowers.  It  is  used  as  a  medicine 
  in  jaundice,  etc.,  and  its  acrid  saffron-colored  juice  is 
  used  to  cure  warts  and  the  itch;  --  called  also  {greater 
  celandine}  and  {swallowwort}. 
 
  {Lasser  celandine},  the  pilewort  ({Ranunculus  Ficaria}). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  celandine 
  n  1:  North  American  annual  plant  with  usually  yellow  or  orange 
  flowers;  grows  chiefly  on  wet  rather  acid  soil  [syn:  {jewelweed}, 
  {lady's  earrings},  {orange  balsam},  {touch-me-not},  {Impatiens 
  capensis}] 
  2:  perennial  herb  with  branched  woody  stock  and  bright  yellow 
  flowers  [syn:  {greater  celandine},  {swallowwort},  {swallow 
  wort},  {Chelidonium  majus}] 




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