a dandelion (Taraxacum kok-saghyz) grown in Russia, Turkmenistan, etc. for the rubber obtained from its roots
Origin of kok-saghyzRussian kok-sagyz ; from Turkic, literally , gum (or tar or rubber) root
A central Asian dandelion (Taraxacum bicorne syn. T. koksaghyz) having fleshy roots that yield a form of rubber.
Origin of kok-saghyzNew Latin, specific epithet, from Tatar k&odie;k-sagyz : k&odie;k, root + sagyz, rubber.