Definition of Coltsfoot

1. Noun. Tufted evergreen perennial herb having spikes of tiny white flowers and glossy green round to heart-shaped leaves that become coppery to maroon or purplish in fall.

Exact synonyms: Beetleweed, Galax, Galax Urceolata, Galaxy, Wandflower
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Galax



2. Noun. Perennial herb with large rounded leaves resembling a colt's foot and yellow flowers appearing before the leaves do; native to Europe but now nearly cosmopolitan; used medicinally especially formerly.
Exact synonyms: Tussilago Farfara
Group relationships: Genus Tussilago, Tussilago
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant

Definition of Coltsfoot

1. n. A perennial herb (Tussilago Farfara), whose leaves and rootstock are sometimes employed in medicine.

Definition of Coltsfoot

1. Noun. An herbaceous plant in the family Compositae, species ''Tussilago farfara'', that grows in Europe and the Middle East. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Coltsfoot

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coltsfoot

colt over the fence
coltan
coltans
colted
colter
colters
colthood
colting
coltish
coltishly
coltishness
coltishnesses
coltivirus
colts
coltsfeet
coltsfoot (current term)
coltsfoots
coltwood
coltwoods
colubrid
colubrid snake
colubridae
colubrids
colubriform
colubrine
colugo
colugos
columbamine
columbaria
columbaries

Literary usage of Coltsfoot

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1. The British flora medica: a history of the medicinal plants of Great Britain by Benjamin Herbert Barton, Thomas Castle (1877)
"TUSSILAGO FARFARA, L. coltsfoot. Nat. Ord. COMPOSITA. ... where scarcely any other plant will grow, is covered with coltsfoot." Flowers March and April. ..."

2. Letters to a Young Naturalist on the Study of Nature and Natural Theology by James Lawson Drummond (1832)
"I have remarked that in coltsfoot and groundsel, the seed-ball is formed exactly in a ... The twisting, of the florets in coltsfoot, however, is still more ..."

3. A Dictionary of terms used in medicine and the collateral sciences by Richard Dennis Hoblyn (1900)
"coltsfoot ; an indigenous Composite plant, employed as a popular remedy in pulmonary complaints. ..."

4. An Essay on the Improvement to be Made in the Cultivation of Small Farms: By by William Blacker (1837)
"... coltsfoot, AND THISTLES, BT MEANS or THE SZED—USE OF CHAFF AS AW ALTERATIVE FOR CATTLE. HAVING laid down these general maxims, the propriety of which I ..."

5. The Complete Confectioner, Pastry-cook, and Baker: Plain and Practical by Eleanor Parkinson (1844)
"Fresh coltsfoot flowers one pound eight ounces, water one quart, sugar three pounds. Pick the flowers about February, and make an infusion of them with hot ..."

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