[ wohd ]
/ woʊd /
a European plant, Isatis tinctoria, of the mustard family, formerly cultivated for a blue dye extracted from its leaves.
the dye extracted from this plant.
Origin of woad
before 1000; Middle English wode, Old English wād (cognate with German Waid); akin to French guède, Medieval Latin waizda < Germanic
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British Dictionary definitions for woads
/ (wəʊd) /
Word Origin for woad
Old English wād; related to Old High German weit; Middle Dutch wēd, Latin vitrum
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