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woad

 (wōd)
n.
1. An annual Eurasian plant (Isatis tinctoria) in the mustard family, formerly cultivated for its leaves that yield a blue dye.
2. The dye obtained from this plant.

[Middle English wode, from Old English wād.]

woad

(wəʊd)
n
1. (Plants) a European plant, Isatis tinctoria, formerly cultivated for its leaves, which yield a blue dye: family Brassicaceae (crucifers). See also dyer's-weed, dyer's rocket
2. (Dyeing) the dye obtained from this plant, used esp by the ancient Britons, as a body dye
[Old English wād; related to Old High German weit; Middle Dutch wēd, Latin vitrum]

woad

(woʊd)

n.
1. any Old World plant of the genus Isatis, of the mustard family, esp. I. tinctoria, formerly cultivated for a blue dye extracted from its leaves.
2. this dye.
[before 1000; Middle English wode, Old English wād, c. Old High German weit; akin to French guède, Medieval Latin waizda < Germanic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.woad - a blue dyestuff obtained from the woad plant
dye, dyestuff - a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair
2.woad - any of several herbs of the genus Isatis
genus Isatis, Isatis - Old World genus of annual to perennial herbs: woad
dyer's woad, Isatis tinctoria - European biennial formerly grown for the blue coloring matter yielded by its leaves
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Translations
vaid

woad

[wəʊd] Nhierba f pastel, glasto m

woad

n (= dye)Waid m; (= plant)(Färber)waid m
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