Withe-rod
Withe-rod Withe"-rod`, n. (Bot.) A North American shrub ({Viburnum nudum}) whose tough osierlike shoots are sometimes used for binding sheaves. [1913 Webster]

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  • withe rod — withe′ rod n. pln either of two North American viburnums, Viburnum cassinoides or V. nudum, having tough, osierlike shoots • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • withe rod — ☆ withe rod n. either of two North American viburnums (Viburnum cassinoides or V. nudum) with osierlike shoots and clusters of white flowers in June …   English World dictionary

  • withe rod — noun Etymology: withe (I) : either of two No. American viburnums (Viburnum cassinoides and V. nudum) with tough slender shoots like those of an osier and flat heads of white or creamy flowers * * * either of two North American viburnums, Viburnum …   Useful english dictionary

  • withe rod — noun Date: 1846 a viburnum (Viburnum cassinoides) of eastern North America with tough slender shoots …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • withe rod — either of two North American viburnums, Viburnum cassinoides or V. nudum, having tough, osierlike shoots. [1840 50, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Viburnum nudum — Withe rod Withe rod , n. (Bot.) A North American shrub ({Viburnum nudum}) whose tough osierlike shoots are sometimes used for binding sheaves. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • witherod — withe rod n. An eastern North American deciduous shrub (Viburnum cassinoides) having clusters of small white flowers and bluish black edible fruit. Also called Appalachian tea, teaberry. * * * …   Universalium

  • appalachian tea — noun Usage: usually capitalized A 1. : the leaves of either of two shrubs (Ilex glabra and I. vomitoria) of the eastern United States locally used as a tea 2. : any plant that yields Appalachian tea 3. : withe rod * * * 1. the le …   Useful english dictionary

  • withewood — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: withe (I) + wood : withe rod …   Useful english dictionary

  • Appalachiantea — Appalachian tea n. 1. See withe rod. 2. See inkberry. * * * …   Universalium

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