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doronicum

[duh-ron-uh-kuh m]
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noun
  1. any composite plant of the genus Doronicum, comprising the leopard's-banes.

Origin of doronicum

1600–10; < New Latin < Arabic dārūn(aj) (< Persian darūnak) + Latin -icum, neuter of -icus -ic
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Historical Examples

  • Another of the showiest families of plants of the time is Doronicum.

    Wood and Garden

    Gertrude Jekyll

  • Two species of Leopard's Bane (Doronicum) are occasionally to be seen in damp woods and thickets, especially near villages.

    Field and Woodland Plants

    William S. Furneaux


British Dictionary definitions for doronicum

doronicum

noun
  1. any plant of the Eurasian and N African genus Doronicum, such as leopard's-bane, having yellow daisy-like flower heads: family Asteraceae (composites)

Word Origin

C17: New Latin, from Arabic dorūnaj
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