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  1. woad(noun)

    a blue dyestuff obtained from the woad plant

  2. woad(noun)

    any of several herbs of the genus Isatis

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  1. woad(Noun)

    Common name of the plant Isatis tinctoria whose leaves are used to make a blue dye.

  2. woad(Noun)

    The dye made from the plant Isatis tinctoria.

  3. woad(Verb)

    to plant or cultivate woad

  4. woad(Verb)

    to dye with woad

  5. Origin: From wode, from wad, from waidan, from wAit-. Cognate with wed, weed, Waid.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Woad(noun)

    an herbaceous cruciferous plant (Isatis tinctoria). It was formerly cultivated for the blue coloring matter derived from its leaves

  2. Woad(noun)

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 It is now superseded by indigo, but is somewhat used with indigo as a ferment in dyeing

  3. Origin: [OE. wod, AS. wd; akin to D. weede, G. waid, OHG. weit, Dan. vaid, veid, Sw. veide, L. vitrum.]


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