noun Tus·si·la·go \ˌtəsəˈlā(ˌ)gō\

Definition of Tussilago

  1. :  a monotypic genus of low creeping yellow-flowered perennial composite herbs comprising the coltsfoots

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Origin and Etymology of tussilago

New Latin, from Latin, coltsfoot, irregular from tussis cough; probably from the use of the coltsfoot in folk medicine as a cough remedy

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