American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The cyclamen.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Cyclamen, particularly C. Europæum. The species are low stemless herbs sending up leaves and scapes from corms which are sometimes very large, and, where native, are sought after by swine. The flowers are rose-colored, pink, or white, nodding, the divisions of the corolla reflexed, and are cultivated for ornament, the best-known species being C. Europæum, hardy in southern Europe and England, and the more tender and showy
- n. common wild European cyclamen with pink flowers
“Go to the river and dig up a clump of sowbread-leaves.”
“If necessary, superfluous hair is to be removed by suitable depilatories, color to be restored to the pale cheeks by a lotion of chips of Brazil-wood  soaked in rose-water and applied with pads of cotton; or, if the face is too red, it may be blanched by the root of the cyclamen (_panis porcinus_, sowbread) dried in an oven and powdered.”
“I've known for a long time, in a rather abstract way, that sowbread is the common name for cyclamen.”
“What struck me, however, was the common name of Cyclamen hederifolium: sowbread.”
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