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Examples

  • Did you know that in France it's also called pissenlit, "wet the bed," because it's supposed to be a diuretic?

    Stuff it!

  • Joining the fête* are the sunshine yellow pissenlit* which spread their cheer across the lawn.

    printemps - French Word-A-Day

  • I had a salad pissenlit and a Black Label burger with fries.

    Eater

  • References: un abricotier (m) = apricot tree; le rouge-gorge (m) = robin; la fête (f) = party; le pissenlit (m) = dandelion; le coquelicot (m) = poppy; le soleil (m) = sun; le trottoir (m) = sidewalk

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Later, we’d feast on roast rabbit with fresh sage; tiny potatoes sautéed in duck fat; string beans or asparagus; and pissenlit dandelion salad with croutons, walnuts, and small cubes of crisp bacon.

    Apricots on the Nile

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  • And I thought it was a bad paperback novel

    June 20, 2009

  • French: 'dandelion', literally "wet the bed" (the plant was used as a diuretic in the past)

    June 20, 2009

  • Umm... the translation for this one is not very pleasant.. "pee in bed"

    June 20, 2009