windlestraw

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

Definition of windlestraw

British
: a dry thin stalk of grass

Origin and Etymology of windlestraw

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


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