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dandelion

noun [C] uk   /ˈdæn.dɪ.laɪ.ən/ us    /-də-/
a common small, bright yellow wild flower that has a lot of long, thin petals arranged in a circular pattern around a round centre: The children took turns blowing the dandelion clock (= the mass of white threads to which the seeds are attached).
Translations of “dandelion”
in Korean 민들레…
in Arabic زَهْرة الهِنْدُباء…
in French pissenlit…
in Turkish kara hindiba…
in Italian soffione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蒲公英…
in Russian одуванчик…
in Polish mlecz…
in Spanish diente de león…
in Portuguese dente-de-leão…
in German der Löwenzahn…
in Catalan dent de lleó…
in Japanese タンポポ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蒲公英…
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