Chelidonius

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chelidonius A small stone taken from the gizzard of a young swallow. -- anciently worn as a medicinal charm.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chelidonius A stone from the crop of a swallow, worn in ancient times as a charm.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. (sc. lapillus,.)

Usage

In literature:

They were furnished with Latin verses by the monk Chelidonius, and bore the imperial warning against imitation.
"Durer" by M. F. Sweetser
Chelidonius, Bishop of Besancon, being deposed by Hilarius of Arles for crime, did fly to Pope Leo.
"An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine" by John Henry Cardinal Newman
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