Leontodon

noun Le·on·to·don \lēˈäntəˌdän\

Definition of Leontodon

  1. :  a genus of Old World weedy herbs (family Compositae) having pinnatifid leaves, solitary heads of mostly yellow ray flowers, and achemes with a plumose pappus — see fall dandelion

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Origin and Etymology of leontodon

New Latin, from Greek leont-, leōn lion + New Latin -odon


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