windlestraw


win·dle·straw

noun \ˈwin-dəl-ˌstr, ˈwi-nəl-\

Definition of WINDLESTRAW

British
:  a dry thin stalk of grass

Origin of WINDLESTRAW

Middle English *windelstraw, from Old English windelstrēaw, from windel- (akin to Middle English windel caulking material) + strēaw straw
First Known Use: before 12th century

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