/ˈswɒloʊ-wɜt/ (say 'swoloh-wert)

1. celandine (def. 1).
2. any of various plants of the family Asclepiadaceae, especially a herb, Cynanchum vincetoxicum, of Europe, with an emetic root formerly esteemed as a counterpoison.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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