golden Alexanders

golden Al·ex·an·ders

n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
A North American perennial herb (Zizia aurea) in the parsley family, having compound umbels of small yellow flowers and ternately compound leaves.

[Middle English alisaundre, probably from Medieval Latin (petroselīnum) Alexandrīnum, horse-parsley, after Alexander III.]
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