[kol-chi-kuh m, kol-ki-] /ˈkɒl tʃɪ kəm, ˈkɒl kɪ-/

any Old World plant of the genus Colchicum, of the lily family, especially the autumn crocus, C. autumnale.
the dried seeds or corms of this plant.
Pharmacology. a medicine or drug prepared from them, used in medicine chiefly in the treatment of gout.
/ˈkɒltʃɪkəm; ˈkɒlkɪ-/
any Eurasian liliaceous plant of the genus Colchicum, such as the autumn crocus
the dried seeds or corms of the autumn crocus: a source of colchicine


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