Definition of Genus leontodon
1. Noun. Hawkbit.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Aster Family, Asteraceae, Compositae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Member holonyms: Hawkbit
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Literary usage of Genus leontodon
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1. An Introduction to Systematic and Physiological Botany by Thomas Nuttall (1827)
"No more familiar example first offers itself for our examination than the common Dandelion, of the very small genus Leontodon ; the common calyx of which is ..."
2. A Reader in Botany: Selected and Adapted from Well-known Authors by Jane Hancox Newell (1893)
"In later works we find the genus Leontodon, including the " fall Dandelion " (L. autumnale), but not the true Dandelion, which now appears in ..."
3. An Analytical Dictionary of the English Language, in which the Words are by David Booth (1836)
"DANDELION (corrupted from the French dent de lion, Lion's-tooth) is the English name of the genus LEONTODON, a Greek compound having the same signification. ..."
4. The Phytologist: A Popular Botanical Miscellany edited by George Luxford, Edward Newman (1851)
"Mr. Ball on the genus Leontodon. Index to the Records of Localities in the ' Botanical Gazette,' Vol. ii. Contents of' Hooker's Journal of Botany] No. ..."