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dandelion


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dandelion  \Dan"de*li`on\,  n.  [F.  dent  de  lion  lion's  tooth,  fr 
  L.  dens  tooth  +  leo  lion.  See  {Tooth},  n.,  and  {Lion}.] 
  (Bot.) 
  A  well-known  plant  of  the  genus  {Taraxacum}  ({T.  officinale}, 
  formerly  called  {T.  Dens-leonis}  and  {Leontodos  Taraxacum}) 
  bearing  large  yellow,  compound  flowers,  and  deeply  notched 
  leaves. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dandelion 
  n  :  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  [syn:  {blowball}] 




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