gold·en·rod | \ˈgōl-dən-ˌräd \

Definition of goldenrod 

: any of numerous chiefly North American composite perennial herbs (genus Solidago) with small heads of usually yellow late-blooming flowers often clustered in panicles — compare rayless goldenrod

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Single and mixed bouquets of red, yellow and white carnations, purple roses, goldenrod, chubby pink ranunculus, delicate Queen Anne’s lace and buttery acacia stand in tall, cylindrical glass vases. Christopher Knight,, "Dan McCleary's paintings: Life at its peak beauty, but then what?," 14 June 2018 Our meeting spot is the penthouse suite of Unscripted, a delightfully retro hotel that pops with the rich goldenrod and crimson of the ‘60s at every turn. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "What’s in Your Bag, Jon Hopkins?," 1 June 2018 Instead, honeybees need plenty of high-nectar forage like clover, buckwheat, goldenrod, and flowering trees. Rebecca Straus, Good Housekeeping, "6 Things You Need To Know About Organic Beekeeping Before Starting A Backyard Hive," 16 Feb. 2017 Every class in the school came out to plant black-eyed Susans, milkweed, goldenrod and other native flora, filling a 65-foot-long, 12-foot-wide dip in the schoolyard with a grand total of 354 plants. Brittani Howell, Post-Tribune, "Bloomington school's rain garden a beautiful solution to puddle problem," 25 May 2018 The grounds of the Old U.S. Mint now hold Louisiana irises, carnivorous pitcher plants, pickerel weed, spider lily, aquatic milkweed, swamp goldenrod and swamp Sunflowers, all in a large sugar kettle. Kendra Parks,, "Master gardeners celebrate the tricentennial and bring native plants back to New Orleans," 24 May 2018 Amal sported a stunning goldenrod yellow Stella McCartney midi dress with a fitted waist, cap sleeves, and a bold train. Cady Lang, Time, "Amal Clooney Wears a Regal Yellow Dress to Royal Wedding," 19 May 2018 The box contained something special that had eluded him for most of his life: a black cap and gown and a stole trimmed with goldenrod velvet. Tara Bahrampour, Washington Post, "As a young man, he had to drop out of Georgetown University. Six decades later, he’s about to make up for it.," 18 May 2018 The new color scheme is a blend of Parisian blue, goldenrod yellow, and peony pink. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY, "Hotel renovations: Properties in Vegas, SF, Indy get major upgrades," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of goldenrod

1568, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of goldenrod

: a type of wild plant that has large groups of yellow flowers


gold·en·rod | \ˈgōl-dən-ˌräd \

Kids Definition of goldenrod

: a plant with tall stiff stems topped with clusters of tiny yellow flowers

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