golden rod

goldenrod

[gohl-duhn-rod]
noun
1.
any composite plant of the genus Solidago, most species of which bear numerous small, yellow flower heads.
2.
a strong to vivid yellow.
adjective
3.
of the color goldenrod.

Origin:
1560–70; golden + rod

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goldenrod (ˌɡəʊldənˈrɒd)
 
n
1.  See also yellowweed any plant of the genus Solidago, of North America, Europe, and Asia, having spikes made up of inflorescences of minute yellow florets: family Asteraceae (composites)
2.  any of various similar related plants, such as Brachychaeta sphacelata (false goldenrod) of the southern US

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