Related to Woodbind: woodbine


A garland . . . of woodbind or hawthorn leaves.
- Chaucer.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Some in their honds bare boughes shene, Some of laurer, and some of okes kene, Some of hauthorne, and some of woodbind, And many mo which I had not in mind.
The Texas chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which represents prison workers in Texas, is pointing to "new geological data" which they say "indicates the Eagle Ford Shale and Woodbind Shale" will become a source for new jobs "through the heart of the Texas prison system, between Huntsville and Palestine."
Other words whose d-less forms became permanently established in English subsequent to the loss of the final plosive /d/ include lawn (16th c.) (< laund < OF launde), scan (15th c.) (< scand < L scandere), tine (15th c.) (< OE tind) or woodbine (16th c.) (< woodbind < OE wudubinde).