[ bas-kit-uh v-gohld, -gohld, bah-skit- ]
/ ˈbæs kɪt əvˌgoʊld, -ˈgoʊld, ˈbɑ skɪt- /
a widely cultivated alyssum, Aurinia saxatilis (or Alyssum saxatile), of the mustard family, growing in dense clumps and having clusters of small yellow flowers.
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- basket maker,
- basket makers,
- basket star,
- basket weave,
- basket-handle arch,
Origin of basket-of-gold
First recorded in 1925–30
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