golden alexanders

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

Definition of golden alexanders 

: 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

First Known Use of golden alexanders

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for golden alexanders

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

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