Definition of Tussilago farfara
1. 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.
Group relationships: Genus Tussilago, Tussilago
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Lexicographical Neighbors of Tussilago Farfara
Literary usage of Tussilago farfara
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1860)
"Ferment-oil of Tussilago farfara, L. — The fresh bruised herb is macerated in water for 10 or 32 days, during which it turns light freen and acquires the ..."
2. A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke (1902)
"Tussilago farfara. Common Coltsfoot. British Herb Tobacco. (Waste, sandy, clayey banks.) N. 0. Compositae. Tincture of fresh plant. Clinical.—Coughs. ..."
3. Handy Book of the Flower-garden: Being Practical Directions for the by David Thomson (1868)
"King of Scarlets, scarlet. King of Tom Thumbs, scarlet. Rose Tom Thumb, rose. Tussilago farfara VARIEGATA— 1 foot, Variegated Foliage. ..."
4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"Tussilago farfara, L.—Yks. Wine made from the flowers is called clayt wine. ... Tussilago farfara, L.—From its partiality to clay soils. ..."
5. Handy Book of the Flower-garden, Being Practical Directions for the by David Thomson (1876)
"Tussilago farfara VARIEGATA—i foot, Variegated foliage.— Perfectly hardy, and increases itself like a Nettle or Couch-grass, by running under ground. ..."