- nounlarge genus of coarse gummy herbs of western North and Central America• Syn: ↑genus Grindelia• Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus• Member Holonyms: ↑Compositae, ↑family Compositae, ↑Asteraceae, ↑family Asteraceae, ↑aster family
* * *\\grinˈdēlyə, -lēə\ noun1.a. capitalized : a large genus or coarse gummy or resinous herbs (family Compositae) chiefly of western No. America that have flower heads with involucres consisting of phyllaries with spreading tips2. -s : the dried leaves and stems of various gumweeds (as Grindelia camporum, G. cuneifolia, and G. squarrosa) used internally as a remedy in bronchitis and as a local application in ivy poisoning
* * */grin dee"lee euh, -deel"yeuh/, n.1. any of various composite plants of the genus Grindelia, comprising the gumweeds.2. the dried leaves and tops of certain species of this plant, used in medicine.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.