Pusteblume

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Etymology[edit]

Attested 19th century, chiefly from Low German dialects. Analysable as pusten (to blow) +‎ Blume (flower), from the children’s habit of blowing off the seeds. However, this may be only a remotivation of an underlying dialectal Pissblume, from the dandelion's diuretic effect; compare Dutch pisbloem.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpuːstəˌbluːmə/
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Noun[edit]

Pusteblume f (genitive Pusteblume, plural Pusteblumen)

  1. (somewhat informal) a seedhead of dandelion
  2. (colloquial) dandelion as such
    Synonym: Löwenzahn

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