coltsfoot


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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.
Coltsfoot is an herb commonly found along roadside ditches and wet areas in the eastern parts of the United States.
I explained that beside making nice flowers for the kids to pick, dandelions would in turn give way in a few years to daisies, vervain, mullein, and maybe coltsfoot, and that the secret of such restoration work lay in patience.
And if Schedule 1 [of the Schedule for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons] were utilised for registered herbalists and naturopaths, not only could it be used to restrict SJW, but it would also open the opportunity to re-introduce herbs practitioners have lost access to, like lobelia and coltsfoot and comfrey.
David Charlton, 33, of Coltsfoot Gardens, Windy NooK, Gateshead, was arrested on Thursday.
So, he suggests this is why walnuts, which look like brains, are very good for headaches, or a plant called coltsfoot, which grows only in icy-cold water, is really good for hypothermia.
The cheese produced by Leo Feuerstein on the Vordere Niedere - nearly a day's hike from RehenbergvorsEnss - has a particularly delicate taste imbued with the flavorus of the flora on that mountain: coltsfoot (tussilago farfara), lady's mantle, alpine anemone, marsh marigold, trollius.
Many herbalist friends have suggested various recipes and remedies from coltsfoot to Gua Sha (Google it - it's amazing) and I'm sure they have all helped.
Signs of spring are everywhere: alder catkins, Coltsfoot in flower, Lapwings and Oystercatchers displaying.
Three more herbs that increase ciliary transport of mucus are Tussilago farfara (coltsfoot), Fructus foeniculi (fennel), and Fructus anisi (anise) (3) Coltsfoot is a common respiratory herb.
Dandelion, plantain, coltsfoot, stinging nettle, greater celandine and dozens of other plants were used medicinally.
The wind leans from Brady's, and the coltsfoot leaves are holed with rust, Rain fills the cart-tracks and the sole-plate grooves; A yellow sun reflects in Donaghmoyne The poignant light in puddles shaped by hooves.