coltsfoot

noun

colts·​foot ˈkōlts-ˌfu̇t How to pronounce coltsfoot (audio)
plural coltsfoots
: any of various plants with large rounded leaves resembling the foot of a colt
especially : a perennial composite herb (Tussilago farfara) with yellow flower heads appearing before the leaves

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coltsfoot was in the 14th century

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“Coltsfoot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coltsfoot. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

coltsfoot

noun
colts·​foot ˈkōlts-ˌfu̇t How to pronounce coltsfoot (audio)
plural coltsfoots
1
: a perennial yellow-flowered composite herb (Tussilago farfara) native to Europe but now nearly cosmopolitan that has leaves which are the source of farfara
2

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