Definition of dandelion clock in English:

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dandelion clock


The downy spherical seed head of a dandelion.
Example sentences
  • Its head looks like a dandelion clock, from which flows a long tail which broadens and splits about a degree or so along its length.
  • Who too has not, as a child, picked a dandelion clock and blown away the seeds while making a wish?
  • His hair is grey and frothy, like a dandelion clock, but he carries his turbulent past and 66 years lightly.


From the child's game of blowing away the seeds to find out what time it is.

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