Colchicum meaning

kŏlchĭ-kəm, kŏlkĭ-
Any of various bulbous plants of the genus Colchicum, such as the autumn crocus.
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The dried ripe seeds or corms of the autumn crocus, both of which yield colchicine.
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Any of a genus (Colchicum) of plants of the lily family, with crocuslike flowers usually blooming in the fall; autumn crocus.
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Its dried seeds or corm.
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Any of various bulbous plants of the genus Colchicum, such as the autumn crocus.
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The dried ripe seeds or corms of the autumn crocus, both of which yield colchicine.
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(countable) Any of several flowers of the genus Colchicum.
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(uncountable, medicine) The dried seed of saffron (Crocus) used as an analgesic.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Liliaceae — the autumn crocus and similar plants, native to west Asia, Europe and parts of Africa.
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Origin of colchicum

  • Latin a plant with a poisonous root from Greek kolkhikon meadow saffron after Kolkhos , Colchis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition