What does woad mean?

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 It is now superseded by indigo, but is somewhat used with indigo as a ferment in dyeing

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Woad

    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natives of the countries around the Mediterranean—Dyer's woad yields a good and very permanent dye, but is now largely superseded by indigo.—adj.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.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of woad in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of woad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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