lion's leaf

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lion's leaf

  1. Leontice leontopetalum, a South European plant, whose tuberous roots contain so much alkali that they were sometimes used as a substitute for soap.


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for lion's leaf in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)