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 {Galium verum}.

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


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • white bedstraw — noun Eurasian herb with ample panicles of small white flowers; naturalized in North America • Syn: ↑wild madder, ↑white madder, ↑infant s breath, ↑false baby s breath, ↑Galium mollugo • Hypernyms: ↑bedstraw * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • white bedstraw — paprastasis lipikas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Raudinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Galium mollugo), paplitęs Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Galium mollugo angl. false baby s breath; hedge bedstraw; white bedstraw;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • 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

  • white madder — noun Eurasian herb with ample panicles of small white flowers; naturalized in North America • Syn: ↑wild madder, ↑white bedstraw, ↑infant s breath, ↑false baby s breath, ↑Galium mollugo • Hypernyms: ↑bedstraw …   Useful english dictionary

  • bedstraw — /bed straw /, n. a rubiaceous plant, Galium verum, or some allied species, formerly used as straw for stuffing mattresses. [1350 1400; late ME; see BED, STRAW] * * * Any low perennial herbaceous plant of the genus Galium, in the madder family,… …   Universalium

  • bedstraw — noun a plant of the madder family with small pointed leaves and hairy stems with small, white or yellow flowers …   Wiktionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hedge bedstraw — paprastasis lipikas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Raudinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Galium mollugo), paplitęs Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Galium mollugo angl. false baby s breath; hedge bedstraw; white bedstraw;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • 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

  • Northern bedstraw — noun North American stoloniferous perennial having white flowers; sometimes used as an ornamental • Syn: ↑Northern snow bedstraw, ↑Galium boreale • Hypernyms: ↑bedstraw * * * noun : a stoloniferous perennial No. American bedstraw (Galium boreale) …   Useful english dictionary

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