woad

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woad

noun \ˈwōd\

Definition of WOAD

:  a European herb (Isatis tinctoria) of the mustard family formerly grown for the blue dyestuff yielded by its leaves; also :  this dyestuff

Origin of WOAD

Middle English wod, from Old English wād; akin to Old High German weit woad, Latin vitrum
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Seed Plant Terms

aubergine, box, bramble, briar, composite, perpetual, pulse, trefoil

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