solidago

noun
sol·​i·​da·​go | \ ˌsä-lə-ˈdā-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce solidago (audio) , -ˈdä- How to pronounce solidago (audio) \
plural solidagos

Definition of solidago

: any of a genus (Solidago) of chiefly North American composite herbs including the typical goldenrods

Examples of solidago in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The only difference being flower shop solidago has the allergens bred out of it. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Reflections of an Accidental Florist," 28 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of solidago

circa 1771, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for solidago

New Latin, from Medieval Latin soldago, an herb reputed to heal wounds, from soldare to make whole, from Latin solidare, from solidus solid

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“Solidago.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/solidago. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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solidago

noun
sol·​i·​da·​go | \ ˌsäl-ə-ˈdā-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce solidago (audio) , -ˈdäg-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce solidago (audio) \

Medical Definition of solidago

1 capitalized : a genus of chiefly North American composite herbs including the typical goldenrods
2 plural solidagos : any plant of the genus Solidago

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