dyer's–weed

noun

Definition of dyer's–weed

plural

dyer's–weeds

  1. 1 :  any of several dye-yielding plants (as the dyer's rocket, the woodwaxen, the dyer's woad)

  2. 2 :  any of certain plants of the genus Solidago (especially S. nemoralis and S. rugosa) whose yellow flowers are occasionally used in dyeing

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