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  1. #1
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    How do YOU pronounce Celandine?

    My husband and I pronounce it Se-lan-deyen (rhymes with valentine and clementine) since that is always how I have been taught to pronounce the plant name, however I have seen some name sites pronounce it Se-lan-deen. How do you pronounce it?
    Mommy of Juniper Teagan & Pyrus Nikolai

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    Fox June 2016

    Pennyroyal, Nettle, Dandelion, Kitsune, Snapdragon, Henley, Perdita, Roisin, Honeysuckle, Fianna, Henbit, Chihiro, Rhoswen, Zerlin, Anonna, Araluen, Celandine, Madelief, Fionnuala, Fflur, Amabel, Olwen, Galatea

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    Sel-an-DEEN
    ...Mommy of 2 handsome boys, James Hamilton (4yrs) and Silas Augustine (2.5yrs). New addition 10/14!
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    I take my cue from Cicely Mary Barker, author and illustrator of The Flower Fairies. "Celandine" rhymes with "shine."

    Before the hawthorn leaves unfold,
    Or buttercups put forth their gold,
    By every sunny footpath shine
    The stars of Lesser Celandine.


    -- Nephele (thinking that it's probably time to resurrect my Flower Fairies anagrammed names topic...)

  4. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by nephele View Post
    I take my cue from Cicely Mary Barker, author and illustrator of The Flower Fairies. "Celandine" rhymes with "shine."

    Before the hawthorn leaves unfold,
    Or buttercups put forth their gold,
    By every sunny footpath shine
    The stars of Lesser Celandine.
    Ditto this. I used to love my flower fairies books
    ~Boys~

    ★ August Eli Benedict ★ Bram ★ Casimir Mordecai ★ Edmond John Meirion ★ Gillon ★
    ★ Jory Leander ★ Julian Charles ★ Macsen ★ Magnus ★ Vasiliy ★


    ~Girls~

    ★ Aira Rose ★ Arietta ★ Clover ★ Delphina ★ Eleni ★ Fiorella ★ Hester Isobel ★
    ★ Iris ★ Lilah ★ Merit ★ Sylvia ★


    Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.

  5. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by nephele View Post
    Before the hawthorn leaves unfold,
    Or buttercups put forth their gold,
    By every sunny footpath shine
    The stars of Lesser Celandine.
    Lovely! Thanks for the poem.
    TTC since Jan 2014 - male factor infertility - fertility treatment starting Feb 2016
    Keeping our fingers crossed for a little Harriet or Frederick

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