The English name dandelion is a corruption of the French dent de lion meaning "lion’s tooth", referring to the coarsely toothed leaves. The names of the plant have the same meaning in several other European languages, such as the Welsh dant y llew, Italian dente di leone, Catalan dent de lleó, Spanish diente de león, Portuguese dente-de-leão,Norwegian Løvetann, Danish Løvetand and German Löwenzahn.
In modern French, the plant is named pissenlit, (or pisse au lit Fr vernacular). Likewise, "piss-a-bed" is an English folk-name for this plant, as is piscialletto in Italian and meacamas in Spanish. These names refer to the strong diuretic effect of the plant’s roots, either roasted or raw. In various north-eastern Italian dialects, the plant is known as pisacan ("dog pisses"), because they are found at the side of pavements.
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