Definition of bedstraw
: any of a genus (Galium) of herbs of the madder family having squarish stems, whorled leaves, and small flowers
Origin of bedstraw
from its use for mattresses
First Known Use: 1527
Rhymes with bedstraw
backsaw, band saw, bear claw, blue law, bucksaw, buzz saw, bylaw, case law, catclaw, cat's-paw, chain saw, Choctaw, coleslaw, Corn Law, crenshaw, cumshaw, cushaw, Danelaw, declaw, Esau, forepaw, fretsaw, glass jaw, grandma, grandpa, guffaw, hacksaw, handsaw, hawkshaw, hee-haw, hurrah, in-law, jackdaw, jackstraw, jigsaw, kickshaw, last straw, leash law, lockjaw, lynch law, macaw, Moose Jaw, Nassau, old-squaw, outdraw, outlaw, pasha, pawpaw, pit saw, pooh-bah, poor law, rickshaw, ringtaw, ripsaw, scofflaw, scrimshaw, scroll saw, seesaw, shield law, southpaw, Skiddaw, tack claw, trishaw, tussah, undraw, Utah, Warsaw, whipsaw, wiredraw, withdraw
Learn More about bedstraw
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "bedstraw"
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up bedstraw? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).