Definition of greater celandine in English:

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greater celandine

Pronunciation: /ˈselənˌdīn/ Pronunciation: /-ˌdēn/


A yellow-flowered Eurasian plant of the poppy family. Its toxic orange sap has long been used in herbal medicine, especially for disorders of the eyes and skin.
  • Chelidonium majus, family Papaveraceae.
Example sentences
  • The conditions for determining the total greater celandine alkaloids resulting from a plant by acid infusion were studied.
  • Greater celandine is a long-established introduction of roadsides, hedge banks and waste ground.
  • Its common name, lesser celandine, was mistakenly given to it when it was thought to be one and the same plant as the true or greater celandine, to which it bears no resemblance except in the colour of its flowers – both being yellow.

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Syllabification: great·er cel·an·dine

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