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woadwaxen

[ wohd-wak-suhn ]
/ ˈwoʊdˌwæk sən /
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noun
an ornamental Eurasian shrub, Genista tinctoria, whose flowers yield a yellow dye formerly used with woad to make a permanent green dye.
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Also woodwaxen.
Also called dyer's-broom, dyer's greenweed, dyer's greenwood.

Origin of woadwaxen

1325–75; Middle English wodewaxen, equivalent to wodewood1 + 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
another name for dyer's-greenweed
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