Leontopodium

noun Le·on·to·po·di·um

Definition of Leontopodium

  1. :  a small genus of herbs (family Compositae) that are natives of mountainous regions of Eurasia and South America and have small discoid flower heads much exceeded by the white woolly black-tipped bracts

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Origin and Etymology of leontopodium

New Latin, from Latin leontopodion, a plant, lion's-foot, from Greek, from leont-, leōn lion + -podion -podium


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