- any of various plants yielding dyes, as the weld, Reseda luteola, the dyeweed, Genista tinctoria, or the woad, Isatis tinctoria.
Origin of dyer's-weed
First recorded in 1570–80
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- any of several plants that yield a dye, such as woad, dyer's rocket, and dyer's-greenweed
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