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colchicum

Saltos de línea: col|chi¦cum
Pronunciación: /ˈkɒltʃɪkəm
 
, ˈkɒlk-/

Definición de colchicum en inglés:

sustantivo (plural colchicums)

1A plant of a genus that includes the autumn crocuses.
  • Genus Colchicum, family Liliaceae
Example sentences
  • You also can plant squirrel-proof bulbs like daffodils and colchicums.
  • There are two different types of fall blooming bulbs, colchicums and crocus.
  • On warm nights they have begun nibbling the freshly emerging foliage of my autumn-flowering colchicums.
1.1 [mass noun] The dried corm or seed of meadow saffron, which has analgesic properties and is used medicinally.
Example sentences
  • So Darwin had his urine tested, followed Bence Jones's special diet, and dosed himself with colchicum, a dangerously corrosive specific for gout.

Origen

from Latin, from Greek kolkhikon 'of Colchis', alluding to the skills as a poisoner of the sorceress Medea of Colchis in classical mythology.

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