Definition of Leontodon

1. Noun. Hawkbit.

Exact synonyms: Genus Leontodon
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Aster Family, Asteraceae, Compositae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Member holonyms: Hawkbit



Definition of Leontodon

1. n. A genus of liguliflorous composite plants, including the fall dandelion (L. autumnale), and formerly the true dandelion; -- called also lion's tooth.

Medical Definition of Leontodon

1. A genus of liguliflorous composite plants, including the fall dandelion (L. Autumnale), and formerly the true dandelion. Synonym: lion's tooth. Origin: Gr, lion +, tooth. Cf. Lion's-tooth, Dandelion. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leontodon

leod
leogangite
leonardite
leonced
leoncita
leone
leones
leonhardite
leonid
leonine
leonine facies
leoninity
leonite
leontiasis
leontiasis ossea
leontodon (current term)
leontomorphic
leopard
leopard's-bane
leopard's bane
leopard cat
leopard cats
leopard frog
leopard fundus
leopard gecko
leopard lily
leopard lizard
leopard plant
leopard retina
leopard seal

Literary usage of Leontodon

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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"Type species : leontodon Taraxacum L. Outer involucral bracts reflexed; achenes greenish brown, ... leontodon Taraxacum L. Dandelion. Blowball. Fig. 4062. ..."

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