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kok-saghyz

[kohk-suh-geez]
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noun
  1. a central Asian dandelion, Taraxacum kok-saghyz, of the composite family, having fleshy roots that yield a rubberlike latex.

Origin of kok-saghyz

1930–35; < New Latin < Kazakh kok-sagïz literally, root gum
Also called Russian dandelion.
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