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English[]

Etymology[]

From French dent-de-lion (literally "lion's tooth"), also in Late Latin dēns leōnis. The term has since died out in France, but compare Spanish diente de león, Italian dente di leone, Portuguese dente-de-leão, and also German Löwenzahn, all having the same literal meaning.

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

Singular
Dandelion

Plural
s

Dandelion (s)
  1. (countable) 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).
  2. (countable) The flower head or fruiting head of the dandelion plant.
  3. (uncountable, color) A yellow colour, like that of the flower.
    Dandelion colour:   

Derived terms[]

  • dandelion greens
  • dandelion wine
  • dandelion yellow

Translations[]

Adjective[]

dandelion

  1. of a yellow colour, like that of the flower.

Translations[]

  • Danish: mælkebøtte da(da), løvetand da(da)
  • German: Löwenzahn de(de) m.
  • Norwegian: løvetann no(no)
  • Polish: żółty pl(pl)

See also[]

  • clock
  • goatsbeard
  • hawk's beard
  • kok-saghyz
  • oxtongue
  • Taraxacum
  • Appendix:Colours
File:Kantoutanpopo.jpg

A dandelion in flower

File:A dandelion.jpg

A seeding dandelion

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