windlestraw

noun
win·dle·straw | \ˈwin-dᵊl-ˌstrȯ, ˈwi-nᵊl- \

Definition of windlestraw 

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: a dry thin stalk of grass

First Known Use of windlestraw

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for windlestraw

Middle English *windelstraw, from Old English windelstrēaw, from windel- (akin to Middle English windel caulking material) + strēaw straw

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