noun way·bread \ˈwāˌbred\

Definition of waybread


  1. :  broad-leaved plantain 1

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at way, broad

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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