bedstraw

noun
bed·straw | \ˈbed-ˌstrȯ \

Definition of bedstraw 

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

First Known Use of bedstraw

1527, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bedstraw

from its use for mattresses

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