1. [syn: dandelion, blowball]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dandelion \Dan"de*li`on\, n. [F. dent de lion lion's tooth, fr.
L. dens tooth + leo lion. See Tooth, n., and Lion.]
A well-known plant of the genus Taraxacum (Taraxacum
officinale, formerly called Taraxacum Dens-leonis and
Leontodos Taraxacum) bearing large, yellow, compound
flowers, and deeply notched leaves.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: any of several herbs of the genus Taraxacum having long tap
roots and deeply notched leaves and bright yellow flowers
followed by fluffy seed balls [syn: dandelion,