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taraxacum

Pronunciation: ta-rak'sa-kum

Definition: The dried rhizome and root of Taraxacum officinale (family Compositae), the dandelion, a wild plant of wide distribution throughout the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere; alleged to be a tonic and hepatic stimulant.

[Mod. L. fr. Ar. tarakshagun, wild chicory]

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