a central Asian dandelion, Taraxacum kok-saghyz, of the composite family, having fleshy roots that yield a rubberlike latex.
Origin of kok-saghyz
1930–35; < New Latin < Kazakh kok-sagïz literally, root gum
Also called Russian dandelion.
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