1. 由于蒲公英的叶子呈齿状，所以法语称 dent de lion, 意即：tooth of th lion (狮子的牙齿)。英语名称借自法语，只是连写成一词，且在拼法上有些变化而已。
2. 其它方言、俗名叫法：clock, farmer's clocks, schoolboy's clock, tell-time, time-flower, piss-a-bed 等。
来自法语dent de lion, 即lion’s tooth. 因薄公英的叶子形如狮子的牙齿而得名。
- dandelion:  Dandelion means literally ‘lion’s tooth’. It was borrowed from French dent-de-lion, which itself was a translation of medieval Latin dēns leōnis. It was presumably so called from the toothlike points of its leaves (although some have speculated that the name comes from the long taproot). The plant has a variety of local dialectal names, many of them (clock, farmer’s clocks, schoolboy’s clock, telltime, time flower) reflecting the traditional practice of telling the time by blowing off all the plant’s tufted seeds (the number of puffs needed indicates the hour). Piss-a-bed, like its French counterpart pissenlit, betrays the plant’s diuretic properties.
=> dentist, lion
- dandelion (n.)
- early 15c., earlier dent-de-lioun (late 14c.), from Middle French dent de lion, literally "lion's tooth" (from its toothed leaves), translation of Medieval Latin dens leonis. Other folk names, like tell-time refer to the custom of telling the time by blowing the white seed (the number of puffs required to blow them all off supposedly being the number of the hour), or to the plant's more authentic diuretic qualities, preserved in Middle English piss-a-bed and French pissenlit.
- 1. The seeds of dandelion were carried to the meadow by the wind.
- 2. While herbalists make dandelion into tincture, the leaves can be eaten raw in salad or steamed with the flowers and eaten like vegetables.
- 草药专家把蒲公英制成药剂, 而它的叶子可以拌入生菜沙拉中生吃或与花一起煮了当蔬菜吃.
- 3. The Dandelion Patch is the least developed of the four active vents.
- 4. The wind puffed away the seeds of the dandelion.
- 5. Dandelion flowers can be open palms as we can be together on.
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