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See dyer's greenweed.
[Middle English wodewaxen, from Old English wuduweaxe : wudu, wood + weaxan, to grow; see wax2.]
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(Plants) another name for dyer's-greenweed
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|Noun||1.||woodwaxen - small Eurasian shrub having clusters of yellow flowers that yield a dye; common as a weed in Britain and the United States; sometimes grown as an ornamental|
broom - any of various shrubs of the genera Cytisus or Genista or Spartium having long slender branches and racemes of yellow flowers
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