goldflower

noun

Definition of goldflower

1 : any of several yellow-flowered or predominantly yellow-flowered composite plants: such as
a : either of two European everlastings (Helichrysum stoechas and H. orientale)
b : any of various bristly leaved annual herbs of southern Africa that constitute the genus Gorteria and have solitary or corymbose flower heads with ligulate orange-yellow ray flowers marked with brown
c : a biennial herb (Hymenoxys biennis) of dry uplands of the southwestern U.S. that has yellow flower heads with fertile ray flowers
2 : a shrubby hybrid St.-John's-wort (Hypericum × moserianum) with large golden yellow flowers

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Learn More About goldflower

Dictionary Entries Near goldflower

goldfish bowl

goldflower

gold flux

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for goldflower

Cite this Entry

“Goldflower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goldflower. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!