Woad Definition

wōd
noun
Any of a genus (Isatis) of plants of the crucifer family.
Webster's New World
The blue dye obtained from the dried, fermented leaves of such plants.
Webster's New World
verb

To plant or cultivate woad.

Wiktionary

To dye with woad.

Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Woad

Noun

Singular:
woad
Plural:
woads

Origin of Woad

  • 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

  • Middle English wode from Old English wād

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

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