dandelion

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

Definition of dandelion

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 14th century


DANDELION Defined for English Language Learners

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

Definition of dandelion for English Language Learners

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


DANDELION Defined for Kids

dandelion

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noun dan·de·li·on \ˈdan-də-ˌlī-ən\

Definition of dandelion for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

dandelion

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noun dan·de·li·on \ˈdan-dəl-ˌī-ən\

Medical Definition of dandelion

  1. :  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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