celandine

noun
cel·​an·​dine | \ ˈse-lən-ˌdīn How to pronounce celandine (audio) , -ˌdēn \

Definition of celandine

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

Examples of celandine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lesser celandine can be easily confused with marsh marigold (Caltha palustris), a native plant found in wetland habitats and also planted in some gardens with moist areas. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 2 May 2021

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First Known Use of celandine

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for celandine

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

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12 May 2021

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“Celandine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/celandine. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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celandine

noun
cel·​an·​dine | \ ˈsel-ən-ˌdīn, -ˌdēn How to pronounce celandine (audio) \

Medical Definition of celandine

: 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 sense 2

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