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dandelion
common dandelion
Taraxacum officinale

dan·de·li·on

 (dăn′dl-ī′ən, -dē-lī′ən)
n.
1. Any of various perennial plants of the genus Taraxacum of the composite family, having many-rayed yellow flower heads and deeply notched basal leaves, especially T. officinale, native to Eurasia and naturalized as a weed in North America, having edible leaves and flower heads that can be used to make wine.
2. A brilliant to vivid yellow.

[Middle English dent-de-lioun, from Old French dentdelion, from Medieval Latin dēns leōnis, lion's tooth (from its sharply indented leaves) : Latin dēns, dent-, tooth; see dent- in Indo-European roots + Latin leōnis, genitive of leō, lion; see lion.]

dandelion

(ˈdændɪˌlaɪən)
n
1. (Plants) a plant, Taraxacum officinale, native to Europe and Asia and naturalized as a weed in North America, having yellow rayed flowers and deeply notched basal leaves, which are used for salad or wine: family Asteraceae (composites)
2. (Plants) any of several similar related plants
[C15: from Old French dent de lion, literally: tooth of a lion, referring to its leaves]

dan•de•li•on

(ˈdæn dlˌaɪ ən)

n.
any weedy composite plant of the genus Taraxacum, having edible, toothed leaves, golden-yellow flowers, and clusters of white, hairy seeds.
[1505–15; < Middle French, alter. of dent de lion, literally, tooth of (a) lion, translation of Medieval Latin dēns leōnis]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dandelion - any of several herbs of the genus Taraxacum having long tap roots and deeply notched leaves and bright yellow flowers followed by fluffy seed ballsdandelion - any of several herbs of the genus Taraxacum having long tap roots and deeply notched leaves and bright yellow flowers followed by fluffy seed balls
genus Taraxacum, Taraxacum - an asterid dicot genus of the family Compositae including dandelions
common dandelion, Taraxacum officinale, Taraxacum ruderalia - Eurasian plant widely naturalized as a weed in North America; used as salad greens and to make wine
kok-saghyz, kok-sagyz, Russian dandelion, Taraxacum kok-saghyz - perennial dandelion native to Kazakhstan cultivated for its fleshy roots that have high rubber content
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Translations
هِنْدِباء بَرِّيِّةهِنْدِباء بَرِّيَّه
pampeliška
løvetandmælkebøtte
voikukka
maslačak
gyermekláncfû
fífill
タンポポ
민들레
pienė
pienene
púpava
regrat
maskros
พันธุ์ไม้ชนิดหนึ่งใบหยิกมีสีเหลือง
cây bồ công anh

dandelion

[ˈdændɪlaɪən] Ndiente m de león

dandelion

[ˈdændilaɪən] npissenlit m

dandelion

nLöwenzahn m

dandelion

[ˈdændɪlaɪən] ndente m di leone

dandelion

(ˈdӕndilaiən) noun
a kind of common wild plant with jagged leaves and a yellow flower.

dandelion

هِنْدِباء بَرِّيِّة pampeliška løvetand Löwenzahn πικραλίδα diente de león voikukka pissenlit maslačak dente di leone タンポポ 민들레 paardenbloem løvetann mniszek lekarski dente-de-leão одуванчик maskros พันธุ์ไม้ชนิดหนึ่งใบหยิกมีสีเหลือง kara hindiba cây bồ công anh 蒲公英

dandelion

n (bot) diente m de león
References in classic literature ?
And together they had sat and woven a crown of dandelions for her hair.
I don't remember any time quite so perfect since the days when I was too little to do lessons and was turned out with sugar on my eleven o'clock bread and butter on to a lawn closely strewn with dandelions and daisies.
Yes; and my words of wisdom, that you and Phoebe tell me of, are like the golden dandelions, which never grow in the hot months, but may be seen glistening among the withered grass, and under the dry leaves, sometimes as late as December.
One of them in a blue coat by himself, was busily hunting for dandelions.
The banks of the river grew lower, too, permitting them to see more of the country, and presently they discovered yellow buttercups and dandelions growing amongst the grass, from which evidence they knew they had reached the Winkie Country.
On both sides of the house was a big orchard, one of apple-trees and one of cherry-trees, also showered over with blossoms; and their grass was all sprinkled with dandelions.
Standing up thus against the large low moon, the daisies really seemed to be giant daisies, the dandelions to be giant dandelions.
How they ever grew up alive in that whirlpool of boys was a mystery to their grandma and aunts, but they flourished like dandelions in spring, and their rough nurses loved and served them well.
Her paths were already weedy; her pocket-handkerchief of a lawn was yellow with dandelions.
It seemed as if the spring weather had brought out all manner of tender things beside fresh grass and the first dandelions, for as she went down the street Polly kept seeing different phases of the sweet old story which she was trying to forget.
There's buttercups, and there's daisies, and there's'--the turnkey hesitated, being short of floral nomenclature--'there's dandelions, and all manner of games.
These were a specialty of Miss Jane's, and Rebecca carried a tray with six tiny crystal glasses filled with dandelion wine, for which Miss Miranda had been famous in years gone by.