Leontodon

noun
Le·​on·​to·​don | \ lēˈäntəˌdän \

Definition of Leontodon

: 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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History and Etymology for Leontodon

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

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“Leontodon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Leontodon. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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