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A Central Asian dandelion (Taraxacum kok-saghyz) having fleshy roots that yield a form of rubber.
[New Latin, specific epithet, from a Turkic source such as Kazakh kök sağız, root latex : kök, root (from Old Turkic) + sağız, gum, resin, latex (from Old Turkic sağız, sakız, gum, resin, sticky substance).]
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|Noun||1.||kok-saghyz - perennial dandelion native to Kazakhstan cultivated for its fleshy roots that have high rubber content|
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