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pissabed

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɪsəbɛd
 
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Definition of pissabed in English:

noun

The dandelion.
Example sentences
  • The other name, the common French pissenlit and its English local equivalent ‘pissabed’ refer to the diuretic properties attributed to dandelion root.
  • Another common English name for the weed is pissabed, from the Dutch.

Origin

late 16th century: from the verb piss (because of its diuretic properties) + abed, suggested by the French name for the dandelion, pissenlit.

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