<botany> A well-known plant of the genus Taraxacum (T. Officinale, formerly called T. Dens-leonis and Leontodos Taraxacum) bearing large, yellow, compound flowers, and deeply notched leaves.

Origin: F. Dent de lion lion's tooth, fr. L. Dens tooth + leo lion. See Tooth, and Lion.

(01 Mar 1998)

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