from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as white goldenrod.
  • n. Same as king's-rod.


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  • She also gave him a silver-rod weapon like the Tiggen guards had carried at the farm above.

    The Rivers of Zadaa

  • The leaves, which are broadly oblong toward the base of the stem, and narrowed into long margined petioles, are frequently quite hairy, for the silver-rod elects to live in dry soil and its juices must be protected from heat and too rapid transpiration.

    Wild Flowers Worth Knowing

  • The silver-rod, or Solidago bicolor, abounds in our neighborhood; the bees are very fond of it; at this season, and even much later, you often find them harvesting the honey of this flower, three or four bees on one spike.

    Rural Hours

  • " He signed the wooden square with a silver-rod and handed it off.

    The Black Gryphon

  • "Somehow, we're infernally restless to-night and just why our lady has seen fit to pile that abominable silver-rod in such a place of honor by her tent, we can't for the life of us see.

    Diane of the Green Van

  • Our beautiful lady's an archer and a capital one too, says Johnny -- even if she does like beastly silver-rod. "

    Diane of the Green Van

  • "Last night as Johnny was getting supper," she wrote, "our minstrel appeared with a great bunch of silver-rod and I begged him to stay to supper.

    Diane of the Green Van


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