sowbread

noun

Definition of sowbread

  1. :  a common wild cyclamen (Cyclamen europeaum) of central Europe having leaves that are dark green spotted with white above and carmine or white flowers :  a related European herb (Cyclamen neapolitanum) often cultivated for its showy rose or white flowers

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Origin and Etymology of sowbread

1sow + bread; from the fact that its rootstocks are eaten by swine


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