kok-saghyz definition by Webster's New World
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a dandelion (Taraxacum kok-saghyz) grown in Russia, Turkmenistan, etc. for the rubber obtained from its roots
Origin: Russian kok-sagyz ; from Turkic, literally , gum (or tar or rubber) root
kok-saghyz definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A central Asian dandelion (Taraxacum koksaghyz) having fleshy roots that yield a form of rubber.
Origin: New Latin, specific epithet, from Tatar kök-sagyz : kök, root + sagyz, rubber.