Windlestraw meaning

wĭn'dl-strô'
A thin, dried stalk of grass.
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A dried stalk of grass.
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A slender or weak person or thing.
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(UK, Scotland, dialect) A grass used for making ropes or for plaiting, especially Agrostis Spica-ventis.

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Origin of windlestraw

  • Old English windelstrēaw windel basket (from windan to wind) strēaw straw straw
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition