goldenseal

noun gold·en·seal \ ˈgōl-dən-ˌsēl \

Definition of goldenseal

:a perennial North American herb (Hydrastis canadensis) of the buttercup family with large leaves and a thick knotted yellow rhizome sometimes used medicinally

First Known Use of goldenseal

1839


Medical Dictionary

goldenseal

noun gold·en·seal \ ˈgōl-dən-ˌsēl \

medical Definition of goldenseal

1 :a perennial American herb of the genus Hydrastis (H. canadensis) with a thick knotted yellow rootstock and large rounded leaves
2 :hydrastis 2

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