Tussilago

noun

Tus·​si·​la·​go
ˌtəsəˈlā(ˌ)gō
: a monotypic genus of low creeping yellow-flowered perennial composite herbs comprising the coltsfoots

Word History

Etymology

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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“Tussilago.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tussilago. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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