from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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