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[grin-dee-lee-uh, -deel-yuh]
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  1. any of various composite plants of the genus Grindelia, comprising the gumweeds.
  2. the dried leaves and tops of certain species of this plant, used in medicine.
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Origin of grindelia

1880–85, Americanism; named after D.H. Grindel (1777–1836), Russian scientist; see -ia
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British Dictionary definitions for grindelia


  1. any coarse plant of the American genus Grindelia, having yellow daisy-like flower heads: family Asteraceae (composites)See also gum plant
  2. the dried leaves and tops of certain species of these plants, used in tonics and sedatives
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Word Origin

C19: named after David Hieronymus Grindel (1777–1836), Russian botanist
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