Cyc"la*men (s?k"l?-m?n), n. [NL., fr. Gr. kykla`minos, kyklami`s.] Bot.

A genus of plants of the Primrose family, having depressed rounded corms, and pretty nodding flowers with the petals so reflexed as to point upwards, whence it is called rabbit's ears. It is also called sow bread, because hogs are said to eat the corms.


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