from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See dyer's greenweed.
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- n. small Eurasian shrub having clusters of yellow flowers that yield a dye; common as a weed in Britain and the United States; sometimes grown as an ornamental
Middle English wodewaxen, from Old English wuduweaxe : wudu, wood + weaxan, to grow; see wax2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)