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woadwaxen

[wohd-wak-suh n] /ˈwoʊdˌwæk sən/
noun
1.
an ornamental Eurasian shrub, Genista tinctoria, whose flowers yield a yellow dye formerly used with woad to make a permanent green dye.
Also, woodwaxen.
Also called dyer's-broom, dyer's greenweed, dyer's greenwood.
Origin of woadwaxen
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English wodewaxen, equivalent to wode wood1 + waxen grown (past participle of waxen to wax2); replacing Middle English wodewax, Old English wuduweax
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British Dictionary definitions for woadwaxen

woadwaxen

/ˈwəʊdˌwæksən/
noun
1.
another name for dyer's-greenweed
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