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



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 OriginMiddle 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).