Definition of Groundsel bush

1. Noun. A shrub of salt marshes of eastern and south central North America and West Indies; fruit is surrounded with white plumelike hairy tufts.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Groundsel Bush

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groundling
groundlings
groundly
groundnut
groundnut oil
groundnut vine
groundnuts
groundout
groundouts
grounds
grounds officer
groundsel
groundsel bush (current term)
groundsel tree
groundsels
groundshare
groundsheet
groundsheets
groundsill
groundsills
groundskeeper
groundskeepers
groundskeeping
groundsman
groundsmen
groundspeed
groundstaff

Literary usage of Groundsel bush

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1. Nature's Garden: An Aid to Knowledge of Our Wild Flowers and Their Insect by Neltje Blanchan (1907)
"When the little bright white, silky cockades, clustered at the ends of the branches, appear on a female groundsel-bush in autumn, our eyes are attracted to ..."

2. Nature's Garden: An Aid to Knowledge of Our Wild Flowers and Their Insect by Neltje Blanchan (1900)
"Groundsel-bush or-tree; Pencil-tree (Baccharis halimifolia) Thistle family Flower-heads—White or yellowish tubular florets, I to 5 in pedun- cled clusters. ..."

3. Biltmore Nursery, Biltmore, N.C. (1907)
"Baccharis • The groundsel bush A hardy species, cultivated for the beauty of the snowy white ... groundsel bush. A large shrub of spreading, bushy habit. ..."

4. Bulletin of the New York Botanical Garden by New York Botanical Garden (1908)
"... we have the groundsel-bush or pencil-tree (Baccharis), a native of the southeastern United States, bearing in the fall a profusion of white fruit, ..."

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