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goldenrod

[gohl-duh n-rod] /ˈgoʊl dənˌrɒd/
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
1560-1570
1560-70; golden + rod
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Examples for goldenrod
  • Prairies also are present, with species such as cliff goldenrod, woolly milkweed and butterfly weed.
  • Late-blooming asters carpet the field with flecks of white, while the last bursts of goldenrod sway in an ever chillier breeze.
  • Tiny brown ants are climbing up a stalk of goldenrod.
  • Gray goldenrod may be available from commercial nurseries specializing in native plants.
  • Stiff goldenrod is more palatable than other members of the goldenrod group but is still infrequently grazed.
British Dictionary definitions for goldenrod

goldenrod

/ˌɡəʊldənˈrɒd/
noun
1.
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) See also yellowweed
2.
any of various similar related plants, such as Brachychaeta sphacelata (false goldenrod) of the southern US
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