dandelion

noun dan·de·li·on \ ˈdan-də-ˌlī-ən , -dē- \

Definition of dandelion

:any of a genus (Taraxacum) of yellow-flowered composite herbs with milky sap; especially :one (T. officinale) sometimes grown as a potherb and nearly cosmopolitan as a weed

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Origin and Etymology of dandelion

Middle English dendelyoun, from Anglo-French dent de lion, literally, lion's tooth


DANDELION Defined for English Language Learners

dandelion

noun

Definition of dandelion for English Language Learners

  • : a very common wild plant that has bright yellow flowers


DANDELION Defined for Kids

dandelion

noun dan·de·li·on \ ˈdan-də-ˌlī-ən \

Definition of dandelion for Students

:a weedy plant that has bright yellow flowers with hollow stems and leaves that are sometimes used as food

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dandelion

noun dan·de·li·on \ ˈdan-dᵊl-ˌī-ən \

medical Definition of dandelion

:any plant of the genus Taraxacum; especially :an herb (T. officinale) sometimes grown as a potherb and nearly cosmopolitan as a weed


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