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Where did the word dandelion come from?

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The word dandelion is from the french

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Dandelion means lion's tooth in French. The petals look like sharp teeth.


The word dandelion was derived from Old French dentdelion, literally translated, "tooth of the lion," referring to the sharply indented leaves of the plant.


The word dandelion has four syllables. (Dan-de-li-on)


In Kannada, we would say: Kaadu Sevanthi


Yes, dandelion is a noun, a singular, common, concrete noun; a word for a plant, a thing.



'Pissenlit' is a French equivalent of 'dandelion' [Taraxacum spp].The masculine noun 'pissenlit' is the common French word for 'dandelion'. Its singular definite article is 'le' ['the'], and its singular indefinite article 'un' ['a, one']. It's pronounced 'pee-saw-lee'.


Probably it is a dandelion.


The word dandelion is a corruption of the French dent de lion, meaning "lion's tooth". It refers to the coarse denticles on the plant's leaves.


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Dente di leone is an Italian equivalent of the English word "dandelion".Specifically, the masculine noun dente is "tooth". The preposition di means "of". The masculine noun leonetranslates as "lion".The pronunciation will be "DEHN-tey dee ley-OH-ney" in Italian.



Many people consider the dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) as a weed, despite it containing vitamins A, B, C, and D, and the minerals iron, potassium, and zinc.


no its not dandelion is a flower that is yellow.


its a flower and it has the word lion in it lions aren't dandy




Seeds come from plants that produce fruits after fertilization. They can be in pods, fruits and even like the dandelion that has light seeds.


It is a translation of the Latin Dens Leonis, which passed into French as Dent de Lion and subsequently into English as Dandelion. All translate as Lion's Tooth from the plant's toothed leaves


You are unable to make dandelion leaves and dandelion flowers into wine. This is because wine is made with fermented grapes.



Dandelion is the common name for it.




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