Meaning of Onopordon in English:

Onopordon

Pronunciation /ˌɒnə(ʊ)ˈpɔːdn/

noun

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Philemon Holland (1552–1637), translator. From post-classical Latin onopordon cotton thistle (alternative reading in early editions of Pliny for onopradon) from ancient Greek ὀνόπορδον from ὄνος ass + πορδή breaking wind from πέρδεσθαι to break wind.