Bedstraw Definition

bĕdstrô
noun
Any of several weedy or ornamental plants of the genus Galium, having whorled leaves, clusters of small white or yellow flowers, and prickly stems.
American Heritage
Any of a genus (Galium) of small plants of the madder family, with whorled leaves and small flowers.
Webster's New World

A plant of the madder family with small pointed leaves and hairy stems with small, white or yellow flowers.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Bedstraw

Noun

Singular:
bedstraw
Plural:
bedstraws

Origin of Bedstraw

  • Short for Our Lady's Bedstraw name for a plant of the genus Galium, whose foliage was used to stuff mattresses in medieval times

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • bed +‎ straw

    From Wiktionary

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