taraxacum

noun

ta·​rax·​a·​cum tə-ˈrak-sə-kəm How to pronounce taraxacum (audio)
1
capitalized : a genus of chiefly weedy perennial composite herbs which includes the dandelions
2
: the dried rhizome and roots of a dandelion (T. officinale) used as a diuretic, a tonic, and an aperient

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“Taraxacum.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/taraxacum. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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