woadwaxen definition by Webster's New World
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an ornamental plant (Genista tinctoria) of the pea family, with simple leaves and flowers that yield a yellow dye used by the ancient Britons
Origin: Middle English wodewexen ; from Old English wuduweaxe ; from wudu, wood plush weaxe ; from base of weaxan, to grow, wax
woadwaxen definition by American Heritage Dictionary
See dyer's greenweed.
Origin: Alteration of woodwaxen.