dandelion

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A dandelion in flower
A seeding dandelion

Etymology[edit]

From French dent-de-lion(lion's tooth), also in Late Latin dēns leōnis. The term has since died out in French (except in Swiss French), but compare Spanish diente de león, Portuguese dente-de-leão, Italian dente di leone, German Löwenzahn, Norwegian løvetann, all descendants or loan translations of the Latin term.

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dandelion ‎(countable and uncountable, plural dandelions)

  1. (countable) Any of the several species of plant in the genus Taraxacum, characterised by yellow flower heads and notched, broad-ended leaves, especially the common dandelion (Taraxacum campylodes (syn. Taraxacum officinale)).
  2. (countable) The flower head or fruiting head of the dandelion plant.
  3. (uncountable) A yellow colour, like that of the flower.
    dandelion colour:    

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dandelion ‎(not comparable)

  1. Of a yellow colour, like that of the flower.

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