kok-saghyz

[kohk-suh-geez]

noun

a central Asian dandelion, Taraxacum kok-saghyz, of the composite family, having fleshy roots that yield a rubberlike latex.

Nearby words

  1. koilonychia,
  2. koine,
  3. koinonia,
  4. koizumi,
  5. koji,
  6. kokako,
  7. kokand,
  8. kokanee,
  9. kokiri,
  10. kokka

Origin of kok-saghyz

1930–35; < New Latin < Kazakh kok-sagïz literally, root gum

Also called Russian dandelion.

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