goldenrod

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n goldenrod any of numerous chiefly summer-blooming and fall-blooming North American plants especially of the genus Solidago
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n goldenrod gōld"'n*rŏd` (Bot) A tall herb (Solidago Virga-aurea), bearing small yellow flowers in a graceful elongated cluster. The name is common to all the species of the genus Solidago.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n goldenrod A plant of the genus Solidago, the species of which have numerous small golden heads: these in the original species, S. Virgaurea of Europe, are arranged in a wand-like spike. See Solidago.
    • n goldenrod Same as gray goldenrod.
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Usage

In literature:

He struck ruthlessly at the dry stalks of goldenrod on the bank, nodding southward before the prevailing wind.
"A Tar-Heel Baron" by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
The pupils in this Form might select for special study the milkweed, worm-seed mustard, wild aster, and goldenrod.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Close to the edge of the platform stood a great hay-wagon, cushioned with fragrant hay and garlanded with goldenrod and purple asters.
"The Indifference of Juliet" by Grace S. Richmond
The goldenrod nodded in the breeze.
"The Sheep Eaters" by William Alonzo Allen
Just outside the gate was a little wilderness of goldenrod and asters.
"A Bookful of Girls" by Anna Fuller
Take the goldenrod for instance.
"How Girls Can Help Their Country" by Juliette Low
Goldenrod, not yet in bloom, might have been planted purposely, in borders, mixed with sumach.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
RAYLESS GOLDENROD (ISOCOMA WRIGHTII).
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Ironweeds and goldenrods upon the hills bent low before it.
"The Co-Citizens" by Corra Harris
Flat on the ground, hidden in the goldenrod, he lay motionless.
"The Boy Scout and Other Stories for Boys" by Richard Harding Davis
The decorations were great masses of goldenrod which Bert and Polly had gathered.
"The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted" by Katharine Ellis Barrett
In Europe our goldenrod is cultivated in the flower gardens, as well it may be.
"A Year in the Fields" by John Burroughs
Leaves hairy =Goldenrod, Solidago graminifolia var.
"The Plants of Michigan" by Henry Allan Gleason
There's one youngster, the litter-tyrant of Goldenrod's brood, who ought to make a field winner.
"The Moonlit Way" by Robert W. Chambers
And then, when the trees were beginning to fleck with scarlet and the summer heather streaked with goldenrod, we did depart for the city.
"The Seven-Branched Candlestick" by Gilbert W. (Gilbert Wolf) Gabriel
He deliberately got up, raised the shades, pushed back a curtain, and moved a jug of goldenrod.
"The Jonathan Papers" by Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris
There are bees at work there on that goldenrod, and it requires but little manoeuvering to sweep one into our box.
"The Oxford Book of American Essays" by Various
As he pushed open the door, he tripped over some scattered goldenrod, and then went stumbling along to the house.
"Atlantic Narratives" by Mary Antin
The window-seats were filled with bracken, fern, and goldenrod.
"From Gretna Green to Land's End" by Katharine Lee Bates
She twisted in her fingers a spray of goldenrod, yellow-coated harbinger of autumn.
"A Book o' Nine Tales." by Arlo Bates
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In poetry:

It slipped beneath the pine-trees
Where the winds blew sweet,
Past goldenrod and feverfew
And fields of whispering wheat;
"The Wood-Path" by Margaret Widdemer
O'er the Year's discrownèd sleep,
Dear as in her earlier day,
She her bending watch doth keep,
She the Goldenrod grown gray.
"The Fair Gray Lady" by Helen Gray Cone
The sparkling fields of dewy grass,
Woodpaths and roadsides decked with flowers,
Starred asters and the goldenrod,
Date Autumn's hours.
"Autumn" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
Withered and thinned,
The sentinel mullein looms,
With the pale gray shadowy plumes
Of the goldenrod;
And the milkweed opens its pod,
Tempting the wind.
"By An Autumn Stream" by Archibald Lampman
THE glory has passed from the goldenrod's plume,
The purple-hued asters still linger in bloom
The birch is bright yellow, the sumachs are red,
The maples like torches aflame overhead.
"At The Turn Of The Road" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
When the goldenrod is golden still,
But the heart of the sunflower is darker and sadder;
When the corn is in stacks on the slope of the hill,
And slides o'er the path the striped adder;
"A Song Of Early Autumn" by Richard Watson Gilder

In news:

The 34th annual Goldenrod Festival and Parade rolled down Aloma Avenue Oct 27, bringing candy and good cheer to the unincorporated town that lies between Winter Park and Oviedo.
Goldenrod City Public Radio's blog.
Goldenrod Achieves Record Sales in 2008.
BEACON FALLS, CT Vacumet Paper of Franklin, MA, (A Scholle Co.) has improved its roll quality and reduced maintenance costs with the use of Goldenrod pneumatic mechanical chucks.
A new set of Goldenrod 1420-LF chucks before shipping to Vacumet.
Don't blame the goldenrod .
Beacon Falls, CT— Goldenrod Corporation recently recognized its sales force for helping the company achieve its best sales year in history in 2008.
Does goldenrod ( Solidago spp.
Rep John Mica takes a bite out of a Jersey Mike's sub at the Tastefully Goldenrod charity event June 8.
The Oviedo Preservation Project executive director Megan Sladek and husband and Oviedo Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce chaiman Paul Sladek pose for a shot at Tastefully Goldenrod.
Former Florida Sen Lee Constantine roots for the San Francisco Giants during the Goldenrod Parade.
Sleek shapes and trendy colors such as sienna, taupe and goldenrod are turning some of the latest vacuums into fashion statements.
Have you noticed the goldenrod bloom this season.
Orlando man killed in motorcycle crash on Goldenrod Road.
A slim goldenrod pair (Escada, $890), very Audrey Hepburn, suits sculptor and actress Elaine Grove, 64.
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