Groundsel meaning

groundsəl, groun-
Any of various plants in the composite family, chiefly of the genera Senecio and Packera, having rayed, usually yellow flower heads.
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Any of a genus (Senecio) of plants of the composite family, with usually yellow, rayed flower heads.
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Any of several widely-distributed plants, of the genus Senecio, having yellow, daisylike flowers.
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Alternative form of groundsill.
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Origin of groundsel

  • Middle English groundeswille from Old English grundeswylige alteration (influenced by grund ground) of gundeswilge gund pus swelgan to swallow (from its use in reducing abscesses) swel- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English grundeswülie, from Old English grundeswyliġe, grundeswelġe (“groundsel”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Variant of groundsill, equivalent to ground +‎ sill.

    From Wiktionary