Trago·​po·​gon | \ ˌtragəˈpōˌgän, -ōgən \

Definition of Tragopogon

: 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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First Known Use of Tragopogon

1578, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Tragopogon

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

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“Tragopogon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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