Dandelion

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Dandelion

(Science: botany) a well-known plant of the genus taraxacum (t. Officinale, formerly called t. Dens-leonis and Leontodos taraxacum) bearing large, yellow, compound flowers, and deeply notched leaves.

Origin: f. Dent de lion lions tooth, fr. L. Dens tooth _ leo lion. See tooth, and lion.