colchicum

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin, from Ancient Greek κολχικόν (kolkhikón).

Noun[edit]

colchicum (countable and uncountable, plural colchicums)

  1. (countable) Any of several flowers of the genus Colchicum.
  2. (uncountable, medicine) The dried seed of the poisonous meadow saffron, Colchicum autumnale, used medicinally.
    • 1997, Roy Porter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, Folio Society 2016, p. 87:
      Book VI deals with surgery, including an account of tracheotomy, and a final long book is taken up with drugs, including the use of colchicum for gout.

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

colchicum

  1. nominative neuter singular of colchicus
  2. accusative masculine singular of colchicus
  3. accusative neuter singular of colchicus
  4. vocative neuter singular of colchicus