coltsfoot

[ kohlts-foo t ]
/ ˈkoʊltsˌfʊt /
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noun, plural colts·foots.

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.

Nearby words

  1. coltish,
  2. coltishly,
  3. colton,
  4. coltrane,
  5. coltrane, john,
  6. colubrid,
  7. colubrine,
  8. colugo,
  9. colum,
  10. colum, padraic

Origin of coltsfoot

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

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British Dictionary definitions for coltsfoot

coltsfoot

/ (ˈkəʊltsˌfʊt) /

noun plural -foots

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