golden ragwort

golden ragwort

golden ragwort noun

  1. See under ragwort.

ragwort [rag-wurt, -wawrt] noun

  1. any of various composite plants of the genus Senecio, as S. jacobaea, of the Old World, having yellow flowers and irregularly lobed leaves, or S. aureus (golden ragwort), of North America, also having yellow flowers.

Origin of ragwort Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at rag1, wort2 British Dictionary definitions for golden ragwort ragwort noun

  1. any of several plants of the genus Senecio, esp S. jacobaea of Europe, that have yellow daisy-like flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)See also groundsel (def. 1)

Word Origin and History for golden ragwort ragwort n.

mid-15c., from ragged, in reference to the appearance of the leaves, + wort.

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