goldenseal

noun
gold·​en·​seal | \ ˈgōl-dən-ˌsēl How to pronounce goldenseal (audio) \

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

Examples of goldenseal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yenzirbo used a makeshift metal digger crafted from an old golf club to point out a four-lobed ginseng plant growing on a steep slope among a mosaic of other medicinal plants—black cohosh, goldenseal, nettle. Greg Kahn, National Geographic, 9 Jan. 2020 My own research also revealed that goldenseal does have the potential to interact with other drugs. Allyson Byers, SELF, 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of goldenseal

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Goldenseal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goldenseal. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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goldenseal

noun
gold·​en·​seal | \ ˈgōl-dən-ˌsēl How to pronounce goldenseal (audio) \

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

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