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

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To goldenrod
Collins
World English Dictionary
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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
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.
Images for goldenrod
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature