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doronicum

[duh-ron-uh-kuh m] /dəˈrɒn ə kəm/
noun
1.
any composite plant of the genus Doronicum, comprising the leopard's-banes.
Origin of doronicum
1600-1610
1600-10; < New Latin < Arabic dārūn(aj) (< Persian darūnak) + Latin -icum, neuter of -icus -ic
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  • Another of the showiest families of plants of the time is doronicum.

    Wood and Garden Gertrude Jekyll
  • Two species of Leopard's Bane (doronicum) are occasionally to be seen in damp woods and thickets, especially near villages.

    Field and Woodland Plants William S. Furneaux
British Dictionary definitions for doronicum

doronicum

/dəˈrɒnɪkəm/
noun
1.
any plant of the Eurasian and N African genus Doronicum, such as leopard's-bane, having yellow daisy-like flower heads: family Asteraceae (composites)
Word Origin
C17: New Latin, from Arabic dorūnaj
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