noun Trago·po·gon \ˌtragəˈpōˌgän, -ōgən\

Definition of Tragopogon

  1. :  a genus of Old World herbs (family Compositae) having entire linear leaves and long pedunculate heads of yellow or purple radiate flowers with a single series of involucral bracts — see salsify, yellow goatsbeard

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Origin and Etymology of tragopogon

New Latin, from Latin, salsify, from Greek tragopōgōn, from tragos he-goat + pōgōn beard; from the large pappus — more at -pogon

First Known Use: 1578

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to cast off or become cast off

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