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woad

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noun \ˈwōd\

Definition of woad

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



Origin and Etymology of woad

Middle English wod, from Old English wād; akin to Old High German weit woad, Latin vitrum


First Known Use: before 12th century

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