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1. (Plants) any perennial plant of the genus Taraxacum, such as the dandelion, having dense heads of small yellow flowers and seeds with a feathery attachment: family Asteraceae (composites)
2. (Pharmacology) the dried root of the dandelion, used as a laxative, diuretic, and tonic
[C18: from Medieval Latin, from Arabic tarakhshaqūn wild chicory, perhaps of Persian origin]
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Noun1.taraxacum - an asterid dicot genus of the family Compositae including dandelionsTaraxacum - an asterid dicot genus of the family Compositae including dandelions
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
aster family, Asteraceae, Compositae, family Asteraceae, family Compositae - plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
blowball, 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 balls
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Through a series of short essays, Sanchez traces the long culinary and medicinal use history of Taraxacum officinale, describes scientific studies as well as it's role in ritual and folklore, discusses how to "tame" it in an ecologically balanced garden, and offers recipes.
In the Victorian era, pharmacies in Britain and the Colonies were commonly called 'Medical Halls', and included among the items that William Hooper would have displayed in the retail portion of his Pall Mall establishment would be a variety of drugs, proprietary medicines (such as 'Hooper's Dandelion or Taraxacum Coffee), and toothbrushes.
Add festive glow to your interiors with the stunning Taraxacum light, priced at pounds 1,299.
Marr K, Fyles H, Hendershot W (1997) Trace metals in Montreal urban soils and the leaves of Taraxacum officinale.
To give one example: the plant Leontodon Taraxacum is called dandelion in English, Lowenzahn in German and pissenlit in French.
California taraxacum (Taraxacum californicus), a perennial herb in the sunflower family (Asteraceae), as endangered,
69) Using research and development to advance taraxacum kok-saghyz (Buckeye Gold) as a viable source of Ohio natural rubber.
In the current study the wild herbaceous species of dendelion, known among botanists under the name of Taraxacum officinale has been chosen.
batch 38/51 Kleizen, 2006 Westerik & Taraxacum Exp.
1 g Taraxacum officinale root 500 mg Citrus reticulata fruit peel 500 mg Gentiana lutea root 100 mg Zingiber officinale rhizome 100 mg Citrus reticulata essential oil 12.
Taraxacum root, commonly known as dandelion, enhances the flow of bile.
Taraxacum officinale ydi'r enw gwyddonol ar ddant y llew, 'dandelion' yn Saesneg wrth gwrs, ond tybed pa enw fyddwch chi'n ei alw arno fo?