goldthread

[gohld-thred]
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noun

a white-flowered plant, Coptis trifolia, of the buttercup family, having a slender, yellow root that is sometimes used as a tonic.

Nearby words

  1. goldsmith, oliver,
  2. goldstein,
  3. goldstein's toe sign,
  4. goldstone,
  5. goldtail moth,
  6. goldurn,
  7. goldurned,
  8. goldwasser,
  9. goldwater,
  10. goldwater, barry

Origin of goldthread

An Americanism dating back to 1770–80; gold + thread

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British Dictionary definitions for goldthread

goldthread

noun

a North American woodland ranunculaceous plant, Coptis trifolia (or C. groenlandica), with slender yellow roots
the root of this plant, which yields a medicinal tonic and a dye
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