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leopard's-bane

[ lep-erdz-beyn ]
/ ˈlɛp ərdzˌbeɪn /

noun

any composite plant of the genus Doronicum, of Europe and Asia, having alternate, usually clasping leaves and heads of yellow flowers.

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Nearby words

leopard lizard, leopard moth, leopard retina, leopard seal, leopard shark, leopard's-bane, leopardess, leopardi, leopardi, giacomo, leopold, leopold i

Origin of leopard's-bane

First recorded in 1540–50
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British Dictionary definitions for leopard's-bane

leopard's-bane


noun

any of several Eurasian perennial plants of the genus Doronicum, esp D. plantagineum, having clusters of yellow flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
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