Definition of Dandelion

1. Noun. 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.




Definition of Dandelion

1. n. 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.

Definition of Dandelion

1. Noun. 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''). ¹

2. Noun. The flower head or fruiting head of the dandelion plant. ¹

3. Noun. (context: uncountable) A yellow colour, like that of the flower. ¹

4. Adjective. Of a yellow colour, like that of the flower. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dandelion

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Medical Definition of Dandelion

1. 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, and Lion. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dandelion

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danciness
dancing
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dancing bologna
dancing chorea
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dancing lady orchid
dancing partner
dancing school
dancing spasm
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dandelion (current term)
dandelion clocks
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dandelion wine
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dandiacal
dandie
dandier

Literary usage of Dandelion

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1853)
"The defendant, by affixing the label to the jar, represented its contents to be dandelion, and to have been prepared by his agent, Gilbert. ..."

2. Life-zone Indicators in California by Harvey Monroe Hall, Marcos Sastre, William Hamilton Gibson, Joseph Grinnell (1919)
"All through June its cloudy balls seemed to float above the grass; but since then how few of us have seen a hint of the dandelion! But now, in the cool, ..."

3. Poetry for Children by Samuel Eliot (1879)
"LITTLE dandelion. Gay little dandelion Lights up the meads, Swings on her slender foot, Telleth her beads, Lists to the robin's note Poured from above ..."

4. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents, Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"THE dandelion Teacher's Story HIS is the most persistent and indomitable of ... I always look at a dandelion and talk to it as if it were a real person. ..."

5. In the Child's World: Morning Talks and Stories for Kindergartens, Primary by Emilie Poulsson (1893)
"How West Wind Helped dandelion. There was once a dandelion plant which grew in ... The dandelion was usually as happy as a queen—though not because of the ..."

6. A Universal formulary: Containing the Methods of Preparing and Administering by Robert Eglesfeld Griffith (1866)
"Infusion of dandelion, four fl. ounces. Extract of dandelion, two drachms. ... Slice the dandelion ; bruise it in a «tone mortar, sprinkling on it a little ..."

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