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 of woadwaxenMiddle English wodewexen from Old English wuduweaxe from wudu, wood + weaxe from base of weaxan, to grow, wax
See dyer's greenweed.
Origin of woadwaxenAlteration of woodwaxen
(countable and uncountable, plural woadwaxens)
- Alternative form of woad-waxen.