Tussilago

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Tussilago genus of low creeping yellow-flowered perennial herbs of north temperate regions: coltsfoots; in some classifications includes species often placed in other genera especially Homogyne and Petasites
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tussilago A genus of composite plants, of the tribe Senecionideæ, type of the subtribe Tussilagineæ. It is characterized by radiate flower-heads with erect uniseriate involucral bracts, the disk-flowers with undivided styles. The only species, T. Farfara, the coltsfoot, is widely distributed through north temperate regions in the Old World, in America naturalized in the North Atlantic States and Canada. It is a perennial herb, more or less covered with snowy wool, growing from a deep-seated rootstock. The leaves are radical, large and roundish, and somewhat angulate; the flower-heads are yellow, of medium size, and solitary upon a scale-bearing scape. See coltsfoot (with cut), and compare coughwort and foalfoot.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tussilago tus-i-lā′gō a genus of plants of the natural order Compositæ, suborder Corymbiferæ—the only British species, Tussilago farfara, sometimes called Colt's-foot.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

Tussilago, Darwin on seeds of groundsel and.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
Some change is to be observed in the vegetation, see Catalogue, two or three Labiata, an Ononis, an Aconite, Tussilago?
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
The first flower, a tussilago, was gathered on the 27th.
"Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea" by John Franklin
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