/ (lɪˌɒntəˈpəʊdɪəm) /
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any plant of the Eurasian alpine genus Leontopodium, esp L. alpinumSee edelweiss
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Word Origin for leontopodium
New Latin, from Greek leōn lion + podion, diminutive of pous foot (from the shape of the flowers)
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How to use leontopodium in a sentence
The beautiful edelweiss of the Alps is a species of Gnaphalium, G. leontopodium.The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits|Mary Elizabeth Parsons