dandelion clock

A childrens amusement in which the number of puffs needed to blow the filamentous achenes from a dandelion is supposed to tell the time.<!really? Is it that accurate? ;) (only works in the early afternoon)

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  • dandelion clock — dandelion .clock n BrE the soft ball of white seeds that grows on the dandelion plant …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dandelion clock — noun (C) the soft ball of white seeds that grows on the dandelion plant …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dandelion clock — /ˈdændilaɪən klɒk/ (say dandeeluyuhn klok) noun the seed head of the dandelion. It is said that the number of puffs needed to blow all the seeds off will give the hour of the day …   Australian English dictionary

  • dandelion clock — noun see clock1 (sense 2) …   English new terms dictionary

  • clock — clock1 noun 1》 an instrument that measures and indicates the time by means of a dial or a digital display.     ↘informal a measuring device resembling a clock, such as a speedometer. 2》 (also dandelion clock) Brit. the downy spherical seed head… …   English new terms dictionary

  • clock — clock1 W3S2 [klɔk US kla:k] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Middle Dutch; Origin: clocke bell, clock , from Medieval Latin clocca bell , from a Celtic language] 1.) an instrument that shows what time it is, in a room or outside on a building ▪ The clock on …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • clock — 1 noun (C) 1 an instrument in a room or on a public building that shows what time it is: The clock was ticking on the mantelpiece. | the clock strikes three/half past four etc: The church clock struck midnight. | the clock says... (=the clock… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dandelion — n. a composite plant, Taraxacum officinale, with jagged leaves and a large bright yellow flower on a hollow stalk, followed by a globular head of seeds with downy tufts. Phrases and idioms: dandelion clock the downy seed head of a dandelion.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dandelion — UK [ˈdændɪˌlaɪən] / US [ˈdænd(ə)lˌaɪən] noun [countable] Word forms dandelion : singular dandelion plural dandelions a wild plant with a large yellow flower that changes into a furry white ball of seeds called a dandelion clock …   English dictionary

  • Dandelion Wine — For other uses, see Dandelion Wine (disambiguation). Dandelion Wine   …   Wikipedia

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