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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. 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.

    Category: Plants

  2. this dye.

Origin of woad:

bef. 1000; ME wode, OE wād, c. OHG weit; akin to F guède, ML waizda < Gmc

Princeton's WordNet

  1. woad(noun)

    a blue dyestuff obtained from the woad plant

  2. woad(noun)

    any of several herbs of the genus Isatis


  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 Dictionary

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 It is now superseded by indigo, but is somewhat used with indigo as a ferment in dyeing


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