from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Plural form of groundsel.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word groundsels.


  • It protects five distinct vegetation zones, several endangered species and a very unusual cloud forest flora, which includes giant heathers, groundsels and lobelias, characterized as 'Africa's botanic big game'.

    Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Uganda 2009

  • Observations on the giant groundsels of upper Kilimanjaro.

    Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania 2009

  • Most astonishing are the giant groundsels, ericas and lobelias of the ecologically fragile tree heath and alpine zones.

    Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Uganda 2009

  • There were no bellflowers, rampions, worts, groundsels, daisies, lilies, saxifrages, pinks, monkshoods, or beautiful little edelweiss to ease the bitter cold monotony of the freezing fields of winter.

    The Plains of Passage Auel, Jean M. 1990

  • She ran through the meadows and woods collecting more plants Iza had used in making her healing magic: white-leafed thistle with round, pale yellow flowers and yellow spikes; large, brilliant yellow groundsels; grape hyacinths, so blue they were almost black.

    The Clan of the Cave Bear Auel, Jean M. 1980

  • The foundation consists of four well hewn groundsels, of about eight by ten inches, leveled and laid upon cross sawed blocks of a larger tree, or upon large stones.

    Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce E. R. Billings

  • One of the groundsels (_Senecio viscosus_) is a recent immigrant from

    The Foot-path Way Bradford Torrey 1877

  • All the willows and poplars have also winged seeds: so have the whole vast tribe of hawkweeds, groundsels, ragworts, thistles, fleabanes, cat's-ears, dandelions, and lettuces.

    Science in Arcady Grant Allen 1873

  • Examples of these include Tansy ragwort or groundsels (Senecio spp.), hound's tongue (Cynoglossum spp.), horsebrush (Tetradymia spp.), and alsike clover News 2009

  • a brick or stone wall beneath the groundsels; but they have no floors or windows, except a plank or two along the sides to raise upon hinges for sake of air, and occasional light: indeed, if these were constructed with sides similar to the brewery tops in London, I think it would be found advantageous.

    Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce E. R. Billings


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.