Definition of dandelion noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdændɪlaɪən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdændɪlaɪən//
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a small wild plant with a bright yellow flower that becomes a soft white ball of seeds called a dandelion clock See related entries: Plants Word Originlate Middle English: from French dent-de-lion, translation of medieval Latin dens leonis ‘lion's tooth’ (because of the jagged shape of the leaves).
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