any of several herbs of the genus Taraxacum having long tap roots and deeply notched leaves and bright yellow flowers followed by fluffy seed balls
Any of the several species of plant in the genus Taraxacum, characterised yellow flower heads and notched, broad-ended leaves, especially the common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale).
The flower head or fruiting head of the dandelion plant.
Of a yellow colour, like that of the flower.
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 lion's tooth, fr. L. dens tooth + leo lion. See Tooth, n., and Lion.]
Taraxacum is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. They are native to Eurasia and North and South America, and two species, T. officinale and T. erythrospermum, are found as weeds worldwide. Both species are edible in their entirety. The common name dandelion is given to members of the genus, and like other members of the Asteraceae family, they have very small flowers collected together into a composite flower head. Each single flower in a head is called a floret. Many Taraxacum species produce seeds asexually by apomixis, where the seeds are produced without pollination, resulting in offspring that are genetically identical to the parent plant.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dan-de-lī′un, n. a common plant with a yellow flower, its leaves with jagged tooth-like edges. [Fr. dent de lion, tooth of the lion.]
The numerical value of dandelion in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of dandelion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
You want to wake up and have some protein and drink tons and tons of water and maybe some herbal teas that help to protect the liver like milk thistle, dandelion tea and green tea.
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- дзьмухавец, адуванчыкBelarusian
- dent de lleóCatalan, Valencian
- mælkebøtte, løvetandDanish
- löwenzahnfarbig, löwenzahngelb, Kuhblume, Löwenzahnfarbe, Löwenzahn, Gewöhnlicher Löwenzahn, Seichblume, Pusteblume, HundeblumeGerman
- leondento, leontodoEsperanto
- diente de leónSpanish
- txikoria-belar, mando-belar, sorgin-belarBasque
- várhagasólja, tyrilshattur, hagasóljaFaroese
- dent-de-lion, pissenlitFrench
- מרגנית, שינןHebrew
- pitypang, gyermekláncfűHungarian
- dente di leone, soffioneItalian
- Pissblumm, BettseecheschLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- tohetaka, tohetake, tawaoMāori
- багваахай цэцэгMongolian
- løvetannNorwegian Nynorsk
- mlecz, żółty, podbiał, dmuchawiecPolish
- маслачак, maslačakSerbo-Croatian
- qoqi, momaqaymoq, gulqoqi, qoqigulUzbek
- bồ công anhVietnamese
- tarakafloraköl, tarak, tarakaflorayelov, tarakaflorakölik, tarakaflorayelovik, tarakaflorVolapük
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