bedstraw

noun bed·straw \ -ˌstrȯ \

Definition of bedstraw

: any of a genus (Galium) of herbs of the madder family having squarish stems, whorled leaves, and small flowers

Origin and Etymology of bedstraw

from its use for mattresses


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