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- n. A benzophenanthridine alkaloid extracted from the greater celandine (Chelidonium majus)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An alkaloidal principle obtained from the celandine, and named from the red color of its salts. It is a colorless crystalline substance, and acts as an acrid narcotic poison. It is identical with sanguinarine.
Ancient Greek celandine + red. (Wiktionary)