russian-dandelion

Russian dandelion

noun
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kok-saghyz

[kohk-suh-geez]
noun
a central Asian dandelion, Taraxacum kok-saghyz, of the composite family, having fleshy roots that yield a rubberlike latex.
Also called Russian dandelion.


Origin:
1930–35; < Neo-Latin < Kazakh kok-sagïz literally, root gum

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