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dyer's greenweed

[green-weed] /ˈgrinˌwid/
noun
1.
Origin of dyer's greenweed
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600
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British Dictionary definitions for dyer's-greenweed

dyer's-greenweed

noun
1.
a small Eurasian leguminous shrub, Genista tinctoria, whose yellow flowers yield a yellow dye, formerly mixed with woad to produce the colour Kendal green Also called woadwaxen, woodwaxen
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