golden alexanders


noun

a plant, Zizia aurea, of the parsley family, native to eastern North America, having compound leaves and umbels of yellow flowers.

Nearby words

  1. goldcrest,
  2. goldcup,
  3. golden,
  4. golden age,
  5. golden ager,
  6. golden aster,
  7. golden bantam corn,
  8. golden bough,
  9. golden buck,
  10. golden bull

Origin of golden alexanders

Middle English alisaundre (< Old French < ML), Old English alexandre < Medieval Latin (petroselinum) Alexandrinum horse-parsley (Smyrnium olusatrum), a synonym of petroselinum Macedonicum (apparently by association of Macedonia with Alexander the Great); cf. parsley

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