Definition of Goldenrod

1. Noun. Any of numerous chiefly summer-blooming and fall-blooming North American plants especially of the genus Solidago.




Definition of Goldenrod

1. n. A tall herb (Solidago Virga-aurea), bearing yellow flowers in a graceful elongated cluster. The name is common to all the species of the genus Solidago.

Definition of Goldenrod

1. Noun. A tall-stemmed, plant with clusters of small yellow flowers. ¹

2. Noun. A golden-yellow colour, like that of the goldenrod plant. ¹

3. Adjective. Of a golden-yellow colour, like that of the goldenrod plant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Goldenrod

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Goldenrod

golden yarrow
golden years
goldenberries
goldenberry
goldenbush
goldened
goldener
goldenest
goldeneye
goldeneyes
goldening
goldenly
goldenness
goldennesses
goldenrod (current term)
goldenrods
goldens
goldenseal
goldenseals
goldeny
golder
goldes
goldest
goldeye
goldeyes
goldfield
goldfieldite
goldfields
goldfilled

Literary usage of Goldenrod

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"Perhaps the most interesting species is the sweet goldenrod (S. odora, Ait.), with a slender stem 2 to 3 ft. high, often reclined ; the leaves ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"goldenrod Anatomy of certain goldenrods. ES Whit- Playground 13:277-8 S '19 ... prince aker. il Bot Gaz 65:250-60 Mr '18 goldenrod. ..."

3. Poems by Edna Dean Proctor (1890)
"THE goldenrod, the goldenrod That glows in sun or rain, Waving its plumes on every bank From the mountain slope to the main, — Not dandelions, nor cowslips ..."

4. Poetry of the Seasons by Mary Isabella Lovejoy (1898)
"EARLY goldenrod. IN the first drowsy heat of August noon, Ere yet the pastures are embrowned and dry, Or yet the swallow breathes her parting sigh, ..."

5. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"goldenrod goldenrod and asters; nature's royal embroideries of purple and gold. Craftsman 28:522-40 Passing of a golfing myth. ..."

6. Nature in Verse: A Poetry Reader for Children by Mary Isabella Lovejoy (1895)
"THE goldenrod is yellow ; The corn is turning brown; ... TELL me, sunny goldenrod, Growing everywhere, Did fairies come from fairyland And make the dress ..."

7. Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year by Ernest Clark Hartwell (1921)
"Conspicuous among these is the stately yellow plume of the goldenrod, strikingly described in the following poem. Read this selection slowly. ..."

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