a Eurasian plant, Ranunculus ficaria, of the buttercup family, having heart-shaped leaves and glossy yellow flowers, naturalized in North America.
Origin of lesser celandine
First recorded in 1885–90
Also called pilewort.
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British Dictionary definitions for lesser celandine
a Eurasian ranunculaceous plant, Ranunculus ficaria, having yellow flowers and heart-shaped leavesAlso called: pilewort Compare greater celandine
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