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celandine

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noun cel·an·dine \ˈse-lən-ˌdīn, -ˌdēn\

Definition of celandine

  1. 1 :  a yellow-flowered Eurasian biennial herb (Chelidonium majus) of the poppy family naturalized in the eastern United States

  2. 2 :  lesser celandine



Origin and Etymology of celandine

Middle English celidoine, from Anglo-French, from Latin chelidonia, from feminine of chelidonius of the swallow, from Greek chelidonios, from chelidon-, chelidōn swallow


First Known Use: 12th century


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celandine

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noun cel·an·dine \ˈsel-ən-ˌdīn, -ˌdēn\

Medical Definition of celandine

  1. :  a yellow-flowered biennial Eurasian herb (Chelidonium majus) of the poppy family naturalized in the eastern United States that has been used medicinally especially as a diuretic—see chelidonium 2




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