Kok-saghyz meaning

kōksə-gēz
A central Asian dandelion (Taraxacum bicorne syn. T. koksaghyz) having fleshy roots that yield a form of rubber.
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A dandelion (Taraxacum kok-saghyz) grown in Russia, Turkmenistan, etc. for the rubber obtained from its roots.
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Origin of kok-saghyz

  • New Latin specific epithet from Tatar kök-sagyz kök root sagyz rubber

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition