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 {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 It is now superseded by indigo, but is somewhat used with indigo as a ferment in dyeing.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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  • Isatis tinctoria — Indigo In di*go, n.; pl. {Indigoes}. [F. indigo, Sp. indigo, indico, L. indicum indigo, fr. Indicus Indian. See {Indian}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A kind of deep blue, one of the seven prismatic colors. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) A blue dyestuff… …   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

  • Isatis tinctoria — dažinė mėlžolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bastutinių šeimos dažinis, rauginis, vaistinis augalas (Isatis tinctoria), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje ir Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Isatis tinctoria angl. dyer s woad; woad vok. Färberwaid… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Isatis Tinctoria — Indican In di*can, n. [See {Indigo}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Chem.) A glucoside ({C14H17NO6}) obtained from woad (indigo plant, {Isatis Tinctoria}) and other plants (see {indigo}), as a yellow or light brown sirup. When purified it is obtained as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Isatis tinctoria — Pastel Pas tel, n. [F.; cf. It. pastello. Cf. {Pastil}.] 1. A crayon made of a paste composed of a color ground with gum water. [Sometimes incorrectly written {pastil}.] Charming heads in pastel. W. Black. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A plant… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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