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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).
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Tussilago, n. [e.m.E. tussyllage (1510), tussilage (1657), tussilago (1706).] A genus of plants, including the coltsfoot. Also attrib. c1700 Dumfries Doc.
Flours of tussilago an handfull
attrib. 1712 Fam. Rose 398.
Laird of Kilraock younger, … [drugs furnished] for your lady … tussilago flowers, maiden hair, mouse-ear, horse-tail

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