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doronicum

[ duh-ron-uh-kuhm ]
/ dəˈrɒn ə kəm /
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noun

any composite plant of the genus Doronicum, comprising the leopard's-banes.

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Origin of doronicum

1600–10; <New Latin <Arabic dārūn(aj) (<Persian darūnak) + Latin -icum, neuter of -icus-ic
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Example sentences from the Web for doronicum

  • 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
  • Another of the showiest families of plants of the time is Doronicum.

    Wood and Garden|Gertrude Jekyll

British Dictionary definitions for doronicum

doronicum
/ (dəˈrɒnɪkəm) /

noun

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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