coltsfoot

[kohlts-foo t]
noun, plural colts·foots.
  1. a composite plant, Tussilago farfara, having yellow, daisylike flowers, native to the Old World but widespread as a weed, formerly used as a cough remedy.

Origin of coltsfoot

1545–55; colt + ’s1 + foot, so called from the shape of the leaves
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coltsfoot

noun plural -foots
  1. a European plant, Tussilago farfara, with yellow daisy-like flowers and heart-shaped leaves: a common weed: family Asteraceae (composites)
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