Woad mill
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 It is now superseded by indigo, but is somewhat used with indigo as a ferment in dyeing.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]


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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wild woad — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Isatis tinctoria — Woad redirects here. For the American radio station, see WOAD (AM). For Woads as a fictional name for a tribe[1], see Picts. Isatis tinctoria Woad Woad flowers …   Wikipedia

  • Isatis tinctoria — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Isatis tinctoria — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wad — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wade — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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