[duh-ron-uh-kuh m]


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for doronicum

Historical Examples of doronicum

  • 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



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 for doronicum

C17: New Latin, from Arabic dorūnaj
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