- 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
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Examples from the Web for goldenrod
Just outside the gate was a little wilderness of goldenrod and asters.A Bookful of Girls
Look at the seeds of the boneset, joe-pye-weed, milkweed, and goldenrod!The Fall of the Year
Dallas Lore Sharp
The window-seats were filled with bracken, fern, and goldenrod.From Gretna Green to Land's End
Katharine Lee Bates
Stud remembered to bring in frosty asters and goldenrod to Sarah.Plowing On Sunday
Sure at last that the miracle had happened, he scuttled into the goldenrod.Double Challenge
James Arthur Kjelgaard
- 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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Word Origin and History for goldenrod
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