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colts·foot

 (kōlts′fo͝ot′)
n. pl. colts·foots
1. A low perennial Eurasian herb (Tussilago farfara) in the composite family, naturalized in parts of North America and having dandelionlike flower heads and large, hoof-shaped basal leaves.
2. The dried leaves or flower heads of this plant, long used in herbal medicine to treat coughs.

[From the shape of its leaves.]

coltsfoot

(ˈkəʊltsˌfʊt)
n, pl -foots
(Plants) a European plant, Tussilago farfara, with yellow daisy-like flowers and heart-shaped leaves: a common weed: family Asteraceae (composites)

colts•foot

(ˈkoʊltsˌfʊt)

n., pl. -foots.
a composite plant, Tussilago farfara, with large leaves resembling a colt's foot.
[1545–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coltsfoot - tufted evergreen perennial herb having spikes of tiny white flowers and glossy green round to heart-shaped leaves that become coppery to maroon or purplish in fall
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Galax - evergreen herbs of southeastern United States
2.coltsfoot - perennial herb with large rounded leaves resembling a colt's foot and yellow flowers appearing before the leaves docoltsfoot - perennial herb with large rounded leaves resembling a colt's foot and yellow flowers appearing before the leaves do; native to Europe but now nearly cosmopolitan; used medicinally especially formerly
genus Tussilago, Tussilago - genus of low creeping yellow-flowered perennial herbs of north temperate regions: coltsfoots; in some classifications includes species often placed in other genera especially Homogyne and Petasites
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
podběl
følfod
fárfarapie de caballotusilagouña de caballo
leskenlehti
podbiał
hästhovtussilago

coltsfoot

[ˈkəʊltsfʊt] N (coltsfoots (pl)) → uña f de caballo, fárfara f

coltsfoot

n pl <-s> (Bot) → Huflattich m

coltsfoot

[ˈkəʊltsˌfʊt] n (Bot) → farfara

coltsfoot

n (bot) uña de caballo
References in classic literature ?
He had inherited from his mother some acquaintance with medicinal herbs and their preparation--a little store of wisdom which she had imparted to him as a solemn bequest--but of late years he had had doubts about the lawfulness of applying this knowledge, believing that herbs could have no efficacy without prayer, and that prayer might suffice without herbs; so that the inherited delight he had in wandering in the fields in search of foxglove and dandelion and coltsfoot, began to wear to him the character of a temptation.
I want the two coltsfoots under the willows (Like the two of us Under gray skies in mute tension) To become items In the balancing of our account So we can start Over again from this point on.
I glanced at the coltsfoots sprouting through the melting snow, white-hot laser beams bouncing off my face, branding it with hot freckles, and wrote to Mom asking for civilian clothes.