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Definition of celandine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

celandine

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈseləndaɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈseləndaɪn//
 
[uncountable, countable]
 
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a small wild plant with yellow flowers that grows in the spring Word Origin Middle English, from Old French celidoine, from medieval Latin celidonia, based on Greek khelidōn ‘swallow’ (the flowering of the plant being associated with the arrival of swallows).