dandelion and burdock

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dandelion and burdock

  1. (Britain) A drink traditionally flavoured with dandelion root and burdock root, sometimes fermented.
    • 2005, Nigel Slater, Toast: The Story of a Boy's Hunger, Penguin →ISBN
      During the summer holidays I wait around for him to arrive so that I can get at the dandelion and burdock before my brothers do.
    • 2006, Zoompad, Tip, Trafford Publishing →ISBN, page 16
      We had fizzy dandelion and burdock, because it was pop man day. Dandelion and burdock is like shandy, only nicer.
    • 2011, Andy Hamilton, Booze for Free, Random House →ISBN
      Dandelion and burdock is for many people a taste of childhood. I remember becoming a fan one summer and refusing to drink anything else.
    • 2012, Wendy Robertson, A Thirsting Land, Hachette UK →ISBN
      "Dandelion and burdock! A local delicacy, I believe. Regrettably, no alcohol." She brought cups from the table in the corner and they tried it.

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