woodwaxen

noun wood·wax·en \ˈwu̇ˌdwaksən\
variants: less commonly

woodwax

Definition of woodwaxen

plural

woodwaxens

also

woodwaxes

  1. :  a yellow-flowered Eurasian shrub (Genista tinctoria) common as a weed in England, adventive in North America, and sometimes cultivated for ornament —called also dyer's broom, dyeweed, greenweed, greenwood, whin, woadwaxen

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Origin and Etymology of woodwaxen

Middle English wodewexen, alteration of Old English wuduweaxe, from wudu wood + -weaxe (probably from weaxan to grow) — more at wood, wax


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