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Etymology

1. woad

noun. a blue dyestuff obtained from the woad plant.

Synonyms

  • dyestuff

Etymology

  • wode (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wad (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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2. woad

noun. any of several herbs of the genus Isatis.

Synonyms

  • herb
  • herbaceous plant
  • Isatis
  • Isatis tinctoria
  • dyer's woad

Etymology

  • wode (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wad (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Example sentences of the word woad


1. Adjective
Examples are woad or indigo for blues, madder for red, weld for yellow and tree bark for brown.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Other colorful flowers are irises, alyssums, and Isatis tinctoria, commonly called the woad.

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