Meaning of pissabed in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpɪsəbɛd/


  • The dandelion.

    ‘The other name, the common French pissenlit and its English local equivalent ‘pissabed’ refer to the diuretic properties attributed to dandelion root.’
    • ‘Another common English name for the weed is pissabed, from the Dutch.’


Late 16th century from the verb piss(because of its diuretic properties) + abed, suggested by the French name for the dandelion, pissenlit.