any composite plant of the genus Solidago, most species of which bear numerous small, yellow flower heads.
a strong to vivid yellow.
Origin of goldenrod
First recorded in 1560–70; golden
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Examples from the Web for goldenrod
Historical Examples of goldenrod
Just outside the gate was a little wilderness of goldenrod and asters.
Look at the seeds of the boneset, joe-pye-weed, milkweed, and goldenrod!
The window-seats were filled with bracken, fern, and goldenrod.
Stud remembered to bring in frosty asters and goldenrod to Sarah.
Sure at last that the miracle had happened, he scuttled into the goldenrod.
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
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