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From piss +‎ bed, so called after the dandelion's supposed diuretic effect. Compare French pissenlit.


pissabed (plural pissabeds)

  1. The dandelion.
  2. (dialect) Any of various wild plants: the dandelion, bluet, oxeye daisy, etc.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.