- a weedy plant (Chelidonium majus) of the poppy family, with deeply divided leaves and yellow flowers and juice
- a perennial plant (Ranunculus ficaria) of the buttercup family, with yellow flowers
Origin of celandineMiddle English and amp; Old French celidoine ; from Medieval Latin celidonia ; from Classical Latin chelidonia ; from Classical Greek chelidonion, swallowwort ; from chelid?n, a swallow ; from Indo-European echoic base an unverified form ghel- from source yell
- A perennial Eurasian herb (Chelidonium majus) having deeply divided leaves, showy yellow flowers, and yellow-orange latex. Also called swallowwort.
- The lesser celandine.
Origin of celandineMiddle English celidoine, from Old French, from Medieval Latin celid&omacron;nia, from Latin chel&imacron;donia, feminine of chel&imacron;donium, from Greek khel&imacron;donion, from khel&imacron;d&omacron;n, swallow (from the association by ancient writers of the blossoming of the plant with the return of the swallows in spring); see ghel-1 in Indo-European roots.
- Either of two unrelated flowering plants:
- The greater celandine
- The lesser celandine