Definition of Golden thread
1. Noun. Low-growing perennial of North America woodlands having trifoliate leaves and yellow rootstock and white flowers.
Group relationships: Coptis, Genus Coptis
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Lexicographical Neighbors of Golden Thread
Literary usage of Golden thread
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Folio (1885)
"A golden thread, a silver thread, A thread with a crimson ray; But under all — oh, under all — A thread of sad, sad gray. Weaving the web, Weaving the web, ..."
2. Good Words by Norman Macleod (1873)
"... That gave to me the golden thread. And yet her gift with my degree Suits, that am a lowly squire ; The cloth of gold, it may not be, ..."
3. G.F. Watts: Reminiscences by Russell Barrington (1905)
"He distinguished in very early days the worth of that "golden thread" which inspired him with aims towards the highest in art. He used his intellect, ..."
4. The New Englander by William Lathrop Kingsley (1881)
"And then the dear child grew silent, And answered never a word ; But the golden thread she did spy lent Wings, and she flew as a bird. ..."
5. New Englander and Yale Review by Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight (1881)
"Us too far heavier laden, With sorrow and sin defiled, And a golden thread came twirling And caught me up from the ground.' Us too doth a fine thread golden ..."