goldenrod

[ gohl-duh n-rod ]
/ ˈgoʊl dənˌrɒd /

noun

any composite plant of the genus Solidago, most species of which bear numerous small, yellow flower heads.
a strong to vivid yellow.

adjective

of the color goldenrod.

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Origin of goldenrod

First recorded in 1560–70; golden + rod
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British Dictionary definitions for goldenrod

goldenrod
/ (ˌɡəʊldənˈrɒd) /

noun

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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