American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of numerous chiefly North American plants of the genus Solidago, having clusters of small yellow flower heads that bloom in late summer or fall.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Solidago, the species of which have numerous small golden heads: these in the original species, S. Virgaurea of Europe, are arranged in a wand-like spike. See Solidago.
- n. Same as gray goldenrod.
- n. A tall-stemmed, plant with clusters of small yellow flowers.
- n. A golden-yellow colour, like that of the goldenrod plant.
- adj. Of a golden-yellow colour, like that of the goldenrod plant.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A tall herb (Solidago Virga-aurea), bearing small yellow flowers in a graceful elongated cluster. The name is common to all the species of the genus Solidago.
- n. any of numerous chiefly summer-blooming and fall-blooming North American plants especially of the genus Solidago
“The goldenrod is a golden yellow, and the bright yellow Jerusalem artichoke flowers are blooming in great bunches along some highways.”
“The occurrence and vigor of certain herbaceous plants are especially indicative of fertility of the soil, as, for example, ragweed, bindweed, certain plants of the sunflower family, such as goldenrod, asters and wild sunflowers.”
“Where the high minko had been buried, goldenrod, daisies, and sunflowers sprouted.”
“What will the puppet show need to include for students to understand the life of a goldenrod gallfly, for example?”
“Walk among mature trees in their fall colors and enjoy late-blooming perennials such as white wood aster, goldenrod and Joe-Pye weed. 2 p.m. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens.”
“How far can we go in this stretch of tall grass and goldenrod?”
“Over this was draped with white chiffon, on which a pattern of goldenrod, the National flower, was embroidered in silver.”
“There was nothing charming about the scene today—just dead, brown goldenrod and crashed-over clumps of yellow grass.”
“She sings and the sky opens up – a raging storm thunder-flash strike of significance – a wind whispering cool with the sweet smell of late-summer goldenrod – the warm sun ripening the fruit on the vine.”
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