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golden alexanders

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction golden al·ex·an·ders \-ˌa-lig-ˈzan-dərz, -ˌe-lig-\

Definition of golden alexanders

  1. :  a North American yellow-flowered perennial herb (Zizia aurea) of the carrot family occurring in moist woods and meadows; also :  any of several related herbs



Origin of golden alexanders

alexander any of various herbs of the carrot family, ultimately from Medieval Latin alexandrum


First Known Use: circa 1923

Rhymes with golden alexanders


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