Woad meaning

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The dye obtained from this plant.
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An annual Eurasian plant (Isatis tinctoria) in the mustard family, formerly cultivated for its leaves that yield a blue dye.
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Any of a genus (Isatis) of plants of the crucifer family.
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The blue dye obtained from the dried, fermented leaves of such plants.
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The plant Isatis tinctoria.
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The blue dye made from the leaves of the plant.
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To plant or cultivate woad.
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To dye with woad.
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Origin of woad

  • Middle English wode from Old English wād

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

  • From Middle English wode, from Old English wād (“woad"), from Proto-Germanic *waidÄ…, *waidaz (“woad"), from Proto-Indo-European *wait- (“woad"). Cognate with Old Frisian wÄ“d (“woad"), Dutch weed (“woad"), German Waid (“woad"),Italian Guado (“woad")

    From Wiktionary