Pronunciation: (kol'chi-kum, kol'ki-), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/colchicum.html on line 73 [key]
1. any Old World plant of the genus Colchicum, of the lily family, esp. the autumn crocus, C. autumnale.
2. the dried seeds or corms of this plant.
3. Pharm.a medicine or drug prepared from them, used in medicine chiefly in the treatment of gout.
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