Löwenzahn

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Etymology[edit]

In the literal sense inherited from Middle High German lewenzan, equivalent to Löwe (lion) +‎ -n- +‎ Zahn (tooth). The botanic sense is a 16th-century calque of Latin dēns leōnis, whence also English dandelion.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈløːvənˌtsaːn/, [ˈløːvn̩ˌt͡saːn]
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Noun[edit]

Löwenzahn m (strong, genitive Löwenzahnes or Löwenzahns, plural Löwenzähne)

  1. dandelion
    Synonym: (informal) Pusteblume
  2. any plant of the Taraxacum or Leontodon genera
  3. tooth of a lion

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