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/ ˈsaʊˌbrɛd /
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any of several species of cyclamen, especially Cyclamen hederifolium, a low-growing Old World plant having mottled leaves and pink or white flowers.
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British Dictionary definitions for sowbread
/ (ˈsaʊˌbrɛd) /
a S European primulaceous plant, Cyclamen hederifolium, with heart-shaped leaves and pink nodding flowersSee also cyclamen (def. 1)
Word Origin for sowbread
C16: from sow ² + bread, based on Medieval Latin panis porcinus; the tuberous roots are eaten by swine
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