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 It is now superseded by indigo, but is somewhat used with indigo as a ferment in dyeing
Origin: [OE. wod, AS. wd; akin to D. weede, G. waid, OHG. weit, Dan. vaid, veid, Sw. veide, L. vitrum.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
wōd, n. a genus of cruciferous plants, whose few species are mostly natives of the countries around the Mediterranean—Dyer's woad yields a good and very permanent dye, but is now largely superseded by indigo.—adj. Woad′ed, dyed blue with woad. [A.S. wád; Ger. waid; L. vitrum.]
The numerical value of woad in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of woad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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