from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of plants of the natural order Cruciferæ, the type of the tribe Isatideæ, having the pod large, orbicular, oblong or linear, corneous, and with the margin coriaceous or foliaceous.
  • noun The white or arctic fox, Vulpes lagopus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A genus of herbs, some species of which, especially the Isatis tinctoria, yield a blue dye similar to indigo; woad.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun Old World genus of annual to perennial herbs: woad


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  • Also, the white or Arctic fox (Canis lagopus), named by J. G. Gmelin, 1760, Canis isatis.

    September 6, 2008