tau–saghyz

noun tau–sa·ghyz \ˈtau̇səˈgēz\

Definition of tau–saghyz

plural

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  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of tau–saghyz

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


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