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  • n. The dandelion.
  • n. Any of various wild plants: the dandelion, bluet, oxeye daisy, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A name locally applied to various wild plants, as dandelion, bluet, oxeye daisy, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The dandelion.

Etymologies

piss +‎ bed, from dandelion's supposed diuretic effect. (Wiktionary)

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  • I'm not sure I'll be able to watch the first couple of Harry Potter movies without giggling.

    "piss v OED pissabed obs exc dial (1597–1822); EDD piss-a-bed sb 1, 2.

    Comb piss-a-bed, ~ t' bed: dandelion (Taraxacum officinale); DUMBLEDORE. ...

    1975 SCOTT 39 The Dandelion has a number of common names in Newfoundland. These include Dumbledor, Faceclock, and Piss-a-beds."
    Dictionary of Newfoundland English

    January 27, 2009

  • This page smells funny.

    July 21, 2008

  • 1. Bilby, you're right.

    2. *horks*

    July 11, 2008

  • There aren't many people who can slip repugnatorial into a comment like mollusque.

    July 11, 2008

  • Also dandelions, so named for the diuretic effect (who knew?).

    July 11, 2008

  • They call them pissabeds because the big (4-6") millipedes give off a repugnatorial fluid that stains hands and clothes a yellowish brown. That reminds me of another Jamaican name for millipede: cockspit.

    November 12, 2007

  • Yikes. That's so gross on so many levels...

    November 11, 2007

  • A local name for millipede in Jamaica.

    November 11, 2007