Onopordon

noun On·o·por·don \ˌänəˈpȯrdən, -ˌdän\

Definition of Onopordon

  1. :  a genus of Eurasian herbs (family Compositae) with tomentose prickly foliage and large heads of purplish flowers — see cotton thistle

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Origin and Etymology of onopordon

New Latin, from Greek onopordon pellitory, from onos ass + -pordon (from pordē expulsion of intestinal gas); akin to Greek perdesthai to break wind


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