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1. (Plants) any coarse plant of the American genus Grindelia, having yellow daisy-like flower heads: family Asteraceae (composites). See also gum plant
2. (Plants) the dried leaves and tops of certain species of these plants, used in tonics and sedatives
[C19: named after David Hieronymus Grindel (1777–1836), Russian botanist]
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|Noun||1.||Grindelia - large genus of coarse gummy herbs of western North and Central America|
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
aster family, Asteraceae, Compositae, family Asteraceae, family Compositae - plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
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