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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sowbread, Cyclamen hederifolium, Cyclamen neopolitanumnoun

    common wild European cyclamen with pink flowers

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sowbreadnoun

    cyclamen, Latin. A plant.

    It hath a thick round fleshy root: the flowers arise singly upon pedicles from the root, which consist of one leaf, divided into five or six segments, which are reflexed almost to the bottom, where they are divided: the pointal of the flower becomes a round membranaceous fruit, which contains roundish seeds. Philip Miller.


  1. sowbread

    Sowbread is a common name for Cyclamen, a genus of perennial flowering plants in the family Primulaceae, often grown for their ornamental value. The term "sowbread" came about due to the fact that pigs were often seen eating these plants. The plants are native to Europe and the Mediterranean Basin, and are characterized by their distinctive flowers and decoratively patterned leaves.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sowbread in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sowbread in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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