He is a true soldier of fortune, this dent-de-lion -- this lion's tooth
, as the French chefs call him.
| WHAT...flower is named after the French for lion's tooth
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The very name dandelion (dent-de-lion) is French for lion's tooth
. Anything French must be fancy.
Dandelion is a corruption of the French "dentdelion", meaning lion's tooth
. Not being a leonine dentist, I can't explain why.
Which plant is named after the French phrase meaning lion's tooth
because of the shape of its leaves?
Which flower derives its name from the French for 'lion's tooth
Dandelions are among the plants that have the most "aliases," with more than fifty ways to say "dandelion." The French named it "dent-de-lion," meaning "lion's tooth
" which eventually became Anglicized as "dandelion," and as anyone will attest when trying to pull a dandelion from the ground, you'd swear these plants were gripping the ground with their teeth!
The plant which gets its name from the French ``dent de lion'' (lion's tooth
) which refers to its tooth-like leaves, was once highly prized as a food and a medicine.
With leaves that are sharp and jagged--like the teeth of an African lion--the dandelion gets its name from the French word 'dent de lion,' meaning "lion's tooth
When pulled from the ground and peeled, the dandelion's root looks like a sharp lion's tooth
A THE common name comes from the Greek word "leontodon", meaning lion's tooth
. It translated into old French as "dent de lion" - tooth of the lion - which then became dandelion in English.
The narrow, jagged-lobed leaves gave the plant the French name, "dent-de-lion," or "lion's tooth
." The leaves, rich in vitamins, are prized for spring salads and as a seasoning.