golden seal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n golden seal perennial herb of northeastern United States having a thick knotted yellow rootstock and large rounded leaves
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Golden seal (Bot) a perennial ranunculaceous herb (Hydrastis Canadensis), with a thick knotted rootstock and large rounded leaves.
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Usage

In literature:

He carries a staff, and wears, suspended by a cord from his neck, a large golden seal.
"Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ" by Lew Wallace
Human or animal, the mystical brow is as that great golden seal affixed by the German Emperors to their decrees.
"Moby Dick; or The Whale" by Herman Melville
Here is a golden seal for your lips.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXII." by Various
All his golden dishes come up covered and sealed.
"Far Off" by Favell Lee Mortimer
On our way back to where we had left our horses, however, we came across a "patch" of Golden Seal.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
Golden Seal is a powerful and most valuable tonic.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
This is our golden chance to seal a contract with a new planet.
"Star Surgeon" by Alan Nourse
And entering in, unbidden, they set God's brighter seal of love upon the golden tresses.
"St. Cuthbert's" by Robert E. Knowles
But it is there, be sure of that, just as surely as the peal of golden bells is there, and the marks of the great King's Seal.
"Woodland Tales" by Ernest Seton-Thompson
The golden seal of harmony has stamped us, And while Death touches us, we glory, victors!
"Life Immovable" by Kostes Palamas
No sooner did the seal see herself surrounded by the fish she loved to eat than she made a dash for a big golden one.
"Joe Strong, the Boy Fish" by Vance Barnum
And so a poet puts an imperishable sign on a place, or a historian a golden seal.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
It has been proven that Ginseng and Golden Seal do best when cultivated as near to nature as possible.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
Every now and then dark dots came to the golden surface of the wheat like seals to breathe.
"Bevis" by Richard Jefferies
Golden seal, 1 ounce.
"The American Reformed Cattle Doctor" by George Dadd
Let holy Peace on golden pinions steal, Till each blest brow is mark'd with its own seal.
"The Complete Works of Richard Crashaw, Volume II (of 2)" by Richard Crashaw
The root of golden seal is used in medicine under the name hydrastis rhizome, as a stomachic and nervine stimulant.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 1" by Various
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In poetry:

Man came, a small and feeble thing,
And looked upon the plain.
"Lo, this is mine," he said, and set
A seal of golden grain.
"The Bridge Builder" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
Cleaving the blue abysmal without sound,
Pressed on my soul I felt the awful seals
Of that vast Cosmos without depth or bound,
Blazing with golden wheels.
"Ad Astra" by George Essex Evans
She sits by the reef where seamen drown
When the sea-mist's swirling grey,
And she wears on her brow a golden crown,
For she rules the seals from the North Cape down
To the coast of Noroway.
"The Witch-Wife" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Simon Sebag Montefiore/Knopf After the East fell to the Persians, Roman Emperor Heraclius entered Jerusalem in A.D 630 through the Golden Gate, now sealed.
The reproduction of the charter is accurate down to the golden seal.
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