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[kohlts-foo t] /ˈkoʊltsˌfʊt/
noun, plural coltsfoots.
a composite plant, Tussilago farfara, having yellow, daisylike flowers, native to the Old World but widespread as a weed, formerly used as a cough remedy.
Origin of coltsfoot
1545-55; colt + ’s1 + foot, so called from the shape of the leaves Unabridged
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  • coltsfoot reproduces from both separated plant parts and seeds.
  • coltsfoot is a perennial herbaceous plant that spreads by seeds and rhizomes.
British Dictionary definitions for coltsfoot


noun (pl) -foots
a European plant, Tussilago farfara, with yellow daisy-like flowers and heart-shaped leaves: a common weed: family Asteraceae (composites)
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