way·​bread | \ ˈwāˌbred \

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History and Etymology for waybread

Middle English weybrede, from Old English wegbrǣde; akin to Middle Dutch wegebrede broad-leaved plantain, Old High German wegabreita; all from a prehistoric West Germanic compound whose first constituent is represented by Old English weg way and whose second constituent is akin to Old English brād broad; from its broad leaves and the fact that it frequently grows by the wayside

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“Waybread.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waybread. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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