Share this entry

Share this page

goldthread

Syllabification: gold·thread
Pronunciation: /ˈɡōldTHred
 
/

Definition of goldthread in English:

noun

A plant of the buttercup family that yields a yellow dye and is used in herbal medicine as a treatment for mouth ulcers. It grows in North America and northeastern Asia.
  • Genus Coptis, family Ranunculaceae: several species, in particular C. groenlandica and C. trifolia

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day ingratiate
Pronunciation: inˈɡrāSHēˌāt
verb
bring oneself into favor with someone through flattery…