Leontopodium

noun

Le·​on·​to·​po·​di·​um
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Leontopodium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Leontopodium. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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