Our Lady's bedstraw
Bedstraw Bed"straw`, n. 1. Straw put into a bed. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) A genus of slender herbs, usually with square stems, whorled leaves, and small white flowers. [1913 Webster]

{Our Lady's bedstraw}, which has yellow flowers, is {Galium verum}.

{White bedstraw} is {Galium mollugo}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • (Our) Lady's bedstraw — see bedstraw under bed1 ● lady …   Useful english dictionary

  • Our Lady's bedstraw — noun common yellow flowered perennial bedstraw; North America and Europe and Asia • Syn: ↑yellow bedstraw, ↑yellow cleavers, ↑Galium verum • Hypernyms: ↑bedstraw * * * (Our) Lady s bedstraw see ↑bedstraw under ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • our-lady's-bedstraw —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Usage: usually capitalized O&L : yellow bedstraw …   Useful english dictionary

  • lady's bedstraw — noun Etymology: from earlier our lady s bedstraw, after Our Lady, the Virgin Mary : yellow bedstraw * * * (Our) Lady s bedstraw see ↑bedstraw under ↑bed1 • • • Main Entry: ↑lady …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bedstraw — Bed straw , n. 1. Straw put into a bed. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A genus of slender herbs, usually with square stems, whorled leaves, and small white flowers. [1913 Webster] {Our Lady s bedstraw}, which has yellow flowers, is {Galium… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bedstraw — n. 1 any herbaceous plant of the genus Galium, once used as straw for bedding. 2 (in full Our Lady s bedstraw) a bedstraw, G. verum, with yellow flowers …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lady — n. (pl. ies) 1 a a woman regarded as being of superior social status or as having the refined manners associated with this (cf. GENTLEMAN). b (Lady) a title used by peeresses, female relatives of peers, the wives and widows of knights, etc. 2… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lady — n. (pl. ies) 1 a a woman regarded as being of superior social status or as having the refined manners associated with this (cf. GENTLEMAN). b (Lady) a title used by peeresses, female relatives of peers, the wives and widows of knights, etc. 2… …   Useful english dictionary

  • White bedstraw — Bedstraw Bed straw , n. 1. Straw put into a bed. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A genus of slender herbs, usually with square stems, whorled leaves, and small white flowers. [1913 Webster] {Our Lady s bedstraw}, which has yellow flowers, is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yellow bedstraw — noun common yellow flowered perennial bedstraw; North America and Europe and Asia • Syn: ↑yellow cleavers, ↑Our Lady s bedstraw, ↑Galium verum • Hypernyms: ↑bedstraw * * * noun : a common yellow flowered bedstraw ( …   Useful english dictionary

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