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 kok-saghyz) having fleshy roots that yield a form of rubber.
Origin of kok-saghyzNew Latin specific epithet from a Turkic source such as Kazakh kök sağız root latex kök root ( from Old Turkic) sağız gum, resin, latex ( from Old Turkic sağız, sakız gum, resin, sticky substance )