from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A central Asian dandelion (Taraxacum koksaghyz) having fleshy roots that yield a form of rubber.
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- n. perennial dandelion native to Kazakhstan cultivated for its fleshy roots that have high rubber content
According to Discovery News, scientists from Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) and the Ohio BioProducts Innovation Center (OBIC) recently received a $3 million grant to design and build a processing plant that would turn sticky white dandelion root from Russian dandelion (Taraxacum kok-saghyz) sap into a high quality natural rubber that rivals tree rubber in price.
GARKAVYI, S. (1935) Manuring of kok-saghyz in peat soil.
Taraxacum kok-saghyz (TKS), may yet make the big time.