Hypochaeris

noun Hy·po·chae·ris \"+ˈkirə̇s\

Definition of Hypochaeris

  1. :  a large widely distributed genus of milky-juiced herbs (family Compositae) that have basal leaves and scapose yellow flower heads and include some (as the cat's-ear) that are cosmopolitan weeds of open lands

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Origin and Etymology of hypochaeris

New Latin, alteration of Latin hypochoeris, a plant, from Greek hypochoiris succory plant, from hypo- + -choiris (from choiros young pig, pig) — more at chaeropus


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