dyer's greenweed
Woad-waxen Woad"-wax`en, n. [Cf. {Wood-wax}.] (Bot.) A leguminous plant ({Genista tinctoria}) of Europe and Russian Asia, and adventitious in America; -- called also {greenwood}, {greenweed}, {dyer's greenweed}, and {whin}, {wood-wash}, {wood-wax}, and {wood-waxen}. [1913 Webster]

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  • dyer’s greenweed — dažinis prožirnis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos dažinis, dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Genista tinctoria), paplitęs Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Genista tinctoria angl. common woadwaxen; dyer’s broom; dyer’s… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • dyer's greenweed — noun small Eurasian shrub having clusters of yellow flowers that yield a dye; common as a weed in Britain and the United States; sometimes grown as an ornamental • Syn: ↑woodwaxen, ↑dyer s broom, ↑dyeweed, ↑greenweed, ↑whin, ↑woadwaxen, ↑Genista… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dyer's greenweed — /daɪəz ˈgrinwid/ (say duyuhz greenweed) noun a small shrub, Genista tinctoria, with yellow flowers and yielding a yellow dye, widespread in rough grassland in Europe and western Asia …   Australian English dictionary

  • dyer's-greenweed — dyˈer s greenˈweed or dyˈer s broom noun A papilionaceous shrub (Genista tinctoria), a source of yellow colouring matter • • • Main Entry: ↑dye …   Useful english dictionary

  • dyer's greenweed — /green weed / woadwaxen. [1590 1600] * * * …   Universalium

  • dyer's greenweed — noun a bushy yellow flowered leguminous plant, formerly used to make a yellow or green dye. [Genista tinctoria.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • dyer's broom — dyer s broom, dyer s broom dyer s broom . small Eurasian shrub ({Genista tinctoria}) having clusters of yellow flowers that yield a dye; common as weed in England and U.S.; sometimes grown as an ornamental. Syn: woodwaxen, dyer s greenweed, dyer… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dyer's-broom — dyer s broom, dyer s broom dyer s broom . small Eurasian shrub ({Genista tinctoria}) having clusters of yellow flowers that yield a dye; common as weed in England and U.S.; sometimes grown as an ornamental. Syn: woodwaxen, dyer s greenweed, dyer… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dyer's-broom — noun small Eurasian shrub having clusters of yellow flowers that yield a dye; common as a weed in Britain and the United States; sometimes grown as an ornamental • Syn: ↑woodwaxen, ↑dyer s greenweed, ↑dyeweed, ↑greenweed, ↑whin, ↑woadwaxen,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dyer's-weed — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun (plural dyer s weeds) 1. : any of several dye yielding plants (as the dyer s rocket, the woodwaxen, the dyer s woad) 2. : any of certain plants of the genus Solidago ( …   Useful english dictionary

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