Definitions for woadwoʊd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any Old World plant of the genus Isatis, of the mustard family, esp. I. tinctoria, formerly cultivated for a blue dye extracted from its leaves.
Origin of woad:
bef. 1000; ME wode, OE wād, c. OHG weit; akin to F guède, ML waizda < Gmc
a blue dyestuff obtained from the woad plant
any of several herbs of the genus Isatis
Common name of the plant Isatis tinctoria whose leaves are used to make a blue dye.
The dye made from the plant Isatis tinctoria.
to plant or cultivate woad
to dye with woad
Origin: From wode, from wad, from waidan, from wAit-. Cognate with wed, weed, Waid.
an herbaceous cruciferous plant (Isatis tinctoria). It was formerly cultivated for the blue coloring matter derived from its leaves
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 It is now superseded by indigo, but is somewhat used with indigo as a ferment in dyeing