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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
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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.
Huckleberry, Milkweed, and Dandelion were attacked with the whooping cough, but bore it bravely, and kept out of doors whenever the sun shone.
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.
If on such a night we could remain behind in the Gardens, as the famous Maimie Mannering did, we might see delicious sights, hundreds of lovely fairies hastening to the ball, the married ones wearing their wedding-rings round their waists, the gentlemen, all in uniform, holding up the ladies' trains, and linkmen running in front carrying winter cherries, which are the fairy-lanterns, the cloakroom where they put on their silver slippers and get a ticket for their wraps, the flowers streaming up from the Baby Walk to look on, and always welcome because they can lend a pin, the suppertable, with Queen Mab at the head of it, and behind her chair the Lord Chamberlain, who carries a dandelion on which he blows when Her Majesty wants to know the time.
As Peter was not addicted to habits of intemperance, not even to looking on dandelion wine when it was pale yellow, we did not exactly see why Felicity should have selected such a device.
I am no more lonely than a single mullein or dandelion in a pasture, or a bean leaf, or sorrel, or a horse-fly, or a bumblebee.
But in the beautifully plumed seed of the dandelion, and in the flattened and fringed legs of the water-beetle, the relation seems at first confined to the elements of air and water.
To what amazing infusions of gentian, peppermint, gilliflower, sage, parsley, thyme, rue, rosemary, and dandelion, did his courageous stomach submit itself
When he had lifted one-third of himself clear of the ground, he stayed balancing to and fro exactly as a dandelion tuft balances in the wind, and he looked at Rikki-tikki with the wicked snake's eyes that never change their expression, whatever the snake may be thinking of.
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.