celandine

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

Definition of celandine

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

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


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celandine

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

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 2

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