plural -es
: a perennial yellow-headed herb (Scorzonera tau-saghyz) of the family Compositae that is native to the Kazakh republic of the U.S.S.R., bears leafy rosettes, and is cultivated for its rubber-containing roots

Word History


Russian tau-sagyz, from Turki tau-sagĭz, from tau mountain + sagĭz, gum, rubber

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“Tau-saghyz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tau-saghyz. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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