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Topic: PLANTS

Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: dent de lion 'lion's tooth' (because of the shape of the leaves)

dandelion

noun
     
dandelion
dan‧de‧li‧on [countable]
HBPHBP a wild plant with a bright yellow flower which later becomes a white ball of seeds that are blown away in the wind
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