Lady's bedstraw
Lady's bedstraw La"dy's bed"straw`, (Bot.) The common bedstraw ({Galium verum}); also, a slender-leaved East Indian shrub ({Pharnaceum Mollugo}), with white flowers in umbels. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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

  • lady's bedstraw — tikrasis lipikas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Raudinių šeimos dažinis, rauginis, vaistinis augalas (Galium verum), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje ir šiaurės Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Galium verum angl. yellow bedstraw; lady s bedstraw… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • lady's bedstraw — noun a yellow flowered bedstraw which smells of hay when dried and was formerly used to make mattresses. [Galium verum.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • lady's bedstraw — small plant once used as stuffing for mattresses; shrub with long and thin leaves and clusters of white flowers native of East India …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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

  • Our Lady's bedstraw — noun common yellow flowered perennial bedstraw; North America and Europe and Asia • Syn: ↑yellow bedstraw, ↑yellow cleavers, ↑Galium verum • Hypernyms: ↑bedstraw * * * (Our) Lady s bedstraw see ↑bedstraw under ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • (Our) Lady's bedstraw — see bedstraw under bed1 ● lady …   Useful english dictionary

  • our-lady's-bedstraw —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Usage: usually capitalized O&L : yellow bedstraw …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

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