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[gohl-duh n-rod] /ˈgoʊl dənˌrɒd/
any composite plant of the genus Solidago, most species of which bear numerous small, yellow flower heads.
a strong to vivid yellow.
of the color goldenrod.
Origin of goldenrod
First recorded in 1560-70; golden + rod Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Elsie ventured; and presently they were all over the stone wall, Leonora with the rest, right down among the goldenrod and asters.

  • Look at the seeds of the boneset, joe-pye-weed, milkweed, and goldenrod!

    The Fall of the Year Dallas Lore Sharp
  • As she went on her way between the bordering tangle of goldenrod and scarlet-tinted sumach, she was still smiling quietly.

    The Wall Between Sara Ware Bassett
  • The window-seats were filled with bracken, fern, and goldenrod.

    From Gretna Green to Land's End Katharine Lee Bates
  • There are bees at work there on that goldenrod, and it requires but little maneuvering to sweep one into our box.

  • Sure at last that the miracle had happened, he scuttled into the goldenrod.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Then Uncle Wiggily took a stem of last year's goldenrod, that was hollow, and put it in the hole.

    Sammie and Susie Littletail Howard R. Garis
  • The island teemed with early sunflowers and hints of goldenrod yet to come.

  • Her devious road took Beulah past a hill flaming with goldenrod and Indian paint-brushes.

    The Sheriff's Son William MacLeod Raine
  • The purple asters and the goldenrod are about all that remain to them.

    Locusts and Wild Honey John Burroughs
British Dictionary definitions for goldenrod


any plant of the genus Solidago, of North America, Europe, and Asia, having spikes made up of inflorescences of minute yellow florets: family Asteraceae (composites) See also yellowweed
any of various similar related plants, such as Brachychaeta sphacelata (false goldenrod) of the southern US
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for goldenrod

1560s, from golden + rod.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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