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sowbread

[sou-bred] /ˈsaʊˌbrɛd/
noun
1.
any of several species of cyclamen, especially Cyclamen hederifolium, a low-growing Old World plant having mottled leaves and pink or white flowers.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; sow2 + bread; so called because the roots are sought after by hogs
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British Dictionary definitions for sow bread

sowbread

/ˈsaʊˌbrɛd/
noun
1.
a S European primulaceous plant, Cyclamen hederifolium, with heart-shaped leaves and pink nodding flowers See also cyclamen (sense 1)
Word Origin
C16: from sow² + bread, based on Medieval Latin panis porcinus; the tuberous roots are eaten by swine
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