goldenseal
noun Date: 1839 a perennial North American herb (Hydrastis canadensis) of the buttercup family with large leaves and a thick knotted yellow rhizome sometimes used medicinally

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  • Goldenseal — Conservation status Apparently Secure (NatureServe) …   Wikipedia

  • goldenseal — n. A perennial herb of Northeastern U. S. ({Hydrastis Canadensis}) having a thick knotted yellow rootstock and large rounded leaves. Syn: golden seal, yellow root, turmeric root, {Hydrastis Canadensis}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • goldenseal — ☆ goldenseal [gōl′dənsēl΄, gold′ nsēl΄ ] n. an American plant (Hydrastis canadensis) of the buttercup family, with large, round leaves and a thick, yellow rootstock, formerly much used in medicine …   English World dictionary

  • goldenseal — /gohl deuhn seel /, n. 1. a plant, Hydrastis canadensis, of the buttercup family, having a thick yellow rootstock. 2. Also called hydrastis. the rhizomes and roots of this plant, formerly used in medicine as an astringent and to inhibit bleeding …   Universalium

  • goldenseal — kanadinė auksašaknė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Auksašakninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Hydrastis canadensis), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Hydrastis canadensis angl. goldenseal; yellow puccoon; …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • goldenseal — noun Hydrastis canadensis, a perennial herb of the buttercup family, native to southeastern Canada and the northeastern United States, with a thick, yellow knotted rootstock and diverse medicinal properties. Syn: orangeroot …   Wiktionary

  • goldenseal — gold·en·seal gōl dən .sēl n 1) a perennial American herb of the genus Hydrastis (H. canadensis) with a thick knotted yellow rootstock and large rounded leaves 2) HYDRASTIS (2) * * * gol·den·seal (gōlґdən sēl″) 1. Hydrastis… …   Medical dictionary

  • goldenseal — n. plant from the buttercup family with a thick yellow root; root from this plant (formerly used as a medication) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • goldenseal — gold•en•seal [[t]ˈgoʊl dənˌsil[/t]] n. pln med a plant, Hydrastis canadensis, of the buttercup family, having a thick yellow rootstock formerly used in medicine • Etymology: 1830–40, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • goldenseal — /goʊldənˈsil/ (say gohlduhn seel) noun 1. a herb, Hydrastis canadensis, with a thick yellow rootstock. 2. the rhizomes and roots of this plant, formerly much used in medicine …   Australian English dictionary

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