Dandelion meaning

dăn'dl-ī'ən
The definition of a dandelion is a weed from the daisy family with yellow flowers.

A weed with bright yellow flowers that turn into white tufts that children blow into the wind and make a wish upon is an example of a dandelion.

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Any of various perennial plants of the genus Taraxacum of the composite family, having many-rayed yellow flower heads and deeply notched basal leaves, especially T. officinale, native to Eurasia and naturalized as a weed in North America, having edible leaves and flower heads that can be used to make wine.
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A brilliant to vivid yellow.
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Any of several plants (genus Taraxacum) of the composite family, common weeds with yellow flowers and jagged leaves often used as greens.
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(countable) 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).
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(countable) The flower head or fruiting head of the dandelion plant.
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(uncountable) A yellow colour, like that of the flower.

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Taraxacum officinale (syn. Taraxacum officinale subsp. vulgare), common dandelion. Found in many forms.
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Of a yellow colour, like that of the flower.
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Origin of dandelion

From French dent-de-lion (“lion's tooth”), also in Late Latin dēns leōnis. The term has since died out in French (except in Swiss French), but compare Spanish diente de león, Italian dente di leone, Norwegian løvetann, Portuguese dente-de-leão, and also German Löwenzahn, all having the same literal meaning.