lesser celandine

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Definition of lesser celandine 

: a yellow-flowered Eurasian perennial herb (Ranunculus ficaria) of the buttercup family naturalized in North America

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Some of the invaders, including lesser celandine, a pretty, spiky yellow flower, send out chemicals that kill native plants nearby. Grant Segall, cleveland.com, "Where to see spring wildflowers in Greater Cleveland, while they last (photos)," 11 May 2018

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circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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