Reseda luteola
Woad Woad, n. [OE. wod, AS. w[=a]d; akin to D. weede, G. waid, OHG. weit, Dan. vaid, veid, Sw. veide, L. vitrum.] [Written also {wad}, and {wade}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) An herbaceous cruciferous plant ({Isatis tinctoria}) of the family {Cruciferae} (syn. {Brassicaceae}). It was formerly cultivated for the blue coloring matter derived from its leaves. See {isatin}. [1913 Webster]

2. A blue dyestuff, or coloring matter, consisting of the powdered and fermented leaves of the {Isatis tinctoria}. It is now superseded by indigo, but is somewhat used with indigo as a ferment in dyeing. [1913 Webster]

Their bodies . . . painted with woad in sundry figures. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{Wild woad} (Bot.), the weld ({Reseda luteola}). See {Weld}.

{Woad mill}, a mill grinding and preparing woad. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Reseda luteola — Weld Weld (w[e^]ld), n. [OE. welde; akin to Scot. wald, Prov. G. waude, G. wau, Dan. & Sw. vau, D. wouw.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) An herb ({Reseda luteola}) related to mignonette, growing in Europe, and to some extent in America; dyer s broom;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reseda luteola — Broom Broom (br[=oo]m), n. [OE. brom, brome, AS. br[=o]m; akin to LG. bram, D. brem, OHG. br[=a]mo broom, thorn?bush, G. brombeere blackberry. Cf. {Bramble}, n.] 1. (Bot.) A plant having twigs suitable for making brooms to sweep with when bound… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reseda luteola — ID 70805 Symbol Key RELU2 Common Name weld Family Resedaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CA, CO, CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, MA, MD, MO, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, WA Growth Habit… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Reseda luteola — noun European mignonette cultivated as a source of yellow dye; naturalized in North America • Syn: ↑dyer s rocket, ↑dyer s mignonette, ↑weld • Hypernyms: ↑reseda • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Reseda …   Useful english dictionary

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