from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various plants yielding coloring matter used as dye.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The woad, weld, or yellow-weed, Reseda luteola, affording a yellow dye, and cultivated in Europe on that account.
  • noun The woad, Isatis tinctoria.
  • noun Either of the two American goldenrods, Solidago nemoralis and S. rugosa, somewhat used in dyeing. See Solidago.


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