Origin of dandelion
Examples from the Web for dandelion
Feel really guilty about having maybe just caused the greatest natural disaster ever on Dandelion World X177782.
Turn to your companion to voice this worry, but then instead get distracted by a dandelion.
But regular broccoli will do; also rough greens—spinach, kale, dandelion greens, Swiss chard.Overrated/Underrated: Food, Glorious and Otherwise|Michael Tomasky|June 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Syngenesia: five stamens united by the anthers; as in the dandelion and violet.Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnus|William MacGillivray
I can make several teas which have a very nice taste, and I can produce very fair coffee from the root of the dandelion.Ernest Bracebridge|William H. G. Kingston
Next, the little gray kitten met a butterfly on the top of a dandelion.
On January 7th, there were briar buds opening into young leaf; on the 9th a dandelion in flower, and an arum up.Nature Near London|Richard Jefferies
Mr Galpin refers to a reed-pipe with which I am very familiar; it is made from a dandelion stalk pinched flat at one end.Springtime and Other Essays|Francis Darwin
British Dictionary definitions for dandelion
Word Origin for dandelion
Word Origin and History for dandelion
early 15c., earlier dent-de-lioun (late 14c.), from Middle French dent de lion, literally "lion's tooth" (from its toothed leaves), translation of Medieval Latin dens leonis. Other folk names, like tell-time refer to the custom of telling the time by blowing the white seed (the number of puffs required to blow them all off supposedly being the number of the hour), or to the plant's more authentic diuretic qualities, preserved in Middle English piss-a-bed and French pissenlit.