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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 of goldenrod
1560-1570
1560-70; golden + rod
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  • Elsie ventured; and presently they were all over the stone wall, Leonora with the rest, right down among the goldenrod and asters.

  • Look at the seeds of the boneset, joe-pye-weed, milkweed, and goldenrod!

    The Fall of the Year Dallas Lore Sharp
  • As she went on her way between the bordering tangle of goldenrod and scarlet-tinted sumach, she was still smiling quietly.

    The Wall Between Sara Ware Bassett
  • The window-seats were filled with bracken, fern, and goldenrod.

    From Gretna Green to Land's End Katharine Lee Bates
  • There are bees at work there on that goldenrod, and it requires but little maneuvering to sweep one into our box.

  • Sure at last that the miracle had happened, he scuttled into the goldenrod.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Then Uncle Wiggily took a stem of last year's goldenrod, that was hollow, and put it in the hole.

    Sammie and Susie Littletail Howard R. Garis
  • The island teemed with early sunflowers and hints of goldenrod yet to come.

  • Her devious road took Beulah past a hill flaming with goldenrod and Indian paint-brushes.

    The Sheriff's Son William MacLeod Raine
  • The purple asters and the goldenrod are about all that remain to them.

    Locusts and Wild Honey John Burroughs
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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Word Origin and History for goldenrod
n.

1560s, from golden + rod.

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