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leopard's-bane

[lep-erdz-beyn] /ˈlɛp ərdzˌbeɪn/
noun
1.
any composite plant of the genus Doronicum, of Europe and Asia, having alternate, usually clasping leaves and heads of yellow flowers.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50
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British Dictionary definitions for leopard's bane

leopard's-bane

noun
1.
any of several Eurasian perennial plants of the genus Doronicum, esp D. plantagineum, having clusters of yellow flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
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Encyclopedia Article for leopard's bane

any plant of the genus Doronicum of the family Asteraceae, consisting of about 40 species of perennial herbs native to Eurasia. They have large flower heads with yellow disk flowers and one row of yellow ray flowers.

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