any of a genus (Senecio) of plants of the composite family, with usually yellow, rayed flower heads
Origin of groundselMiddle English grundeswylie from Old English grundeswylige, altered (after grund, ground) from earlier gundeswelge, uncertain or unknown; perhaps literally , pus swallower from gund, pus + swelgan, to swallow, from its use in poultices
Any of various plants in the composite family, chiefly of the genera Senecio and Packera, having rayed, usually yellow flower heads.
Origin of groundselMiddle English groundeswille from Old English grundeswylige alteration ( influenced by grund ground ) of gundeswilge gund pus swelgan to swallow (from its use in reducing abscesses) ; see swel- in Indo-European roots.
Variant of groundsill
From Middle English grundeswülie, from Old English grundeswyliġe, grundeswelġe (“groundsel”).
- Alternative form of groundsill.