- a dried stalk of grass
- a slender or weak person or thing
Origin of windlestraw; from Old English windelstreaw (via Scottish dialect, dialectal ) ; from windel, a bundle (; from windan, to wind) + streaw, straw
A thin, dried stalk of grass.
Origin of windlestrawOld English windelstr&emacron;aw : windel, basket (from windan, to wind) + str&emacron;aw, straw; see straw.