leopard's-bane

noun
any of several herbs of the genus Doronicum having alternate often clasping stem leaves cultivated for their long stalks of yellow flower heads
Syn: ↑leopardbane
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Doronicum, ↑genus Doronicum

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun (plural leopard's-banes)
1. also leopardbane \\ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ : a plant of the genus Doronicum
2. : a perennial herb (Arnica cucanlis) with a glandular stem and sessile or short-based leaves

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/lep"euhrdz bayn'/, n.
any composite plant of the genus Doronicum, of Europe and Asia, having alternate, usually clasping leaves and heads of yellow flowers.
[1540-50]

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leopˈard's-bane noun
A composite plant, Doronicum
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Main Entry:leopard

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Synonyms:
(Doronicum pardalianches)


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