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Definition of "goldenrod" []

  • Any of numerous chiefly North American plants of the genus Solidago, having clusters of small yellow flower heads that bloom in late summer or fall. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "goldenrod" in a sentence
  • "The goldenrod is a golden yellow, and the bright yellow Jerusalem artichoke flowers are blooming in great bunches along some highways."
  • "The occurrence and vigor of certain herbaceous plants are especially indicative of fertility of the soil, as, for example, ragweed, bindweed, certain plants of the sunflower family, such as goldenrod, asters and wild sunflowers."
  • "Green Lane and 300-acre Fulshaw Craeg Preserve in Salford Township, which features 75 percent of the state's growth of a particular kind of goldenrod, Gilchrist said."