Definition of Greenweed

1. Noun. Small Eurasian shrub having clusters of yellow flowers that yield a dye; common as a weed in Britain and the United States; sometimes grown as an ornamental.

Exact synonyms: Dyer's Greenweed, Dyer's-broom, Dyeweed, Genista Tinctoria, Whin, Woadwaxen, Woodwaxen
Generic synonyms: Broom
Group relationships: Genista, Genus Genista



Definition of Greenweed

1. n. See Greenbroom.

Definition of Greenweed

1. Noun. Any of several plants, of the genus ''Genista'', related to broom ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Greenweed

1. See Greenbroom. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Greenweed

greenstuffs
greensward
greenswards
greenth
greenths
greenward
greenware
greenwares
greenwash
greenwashed
greenwashes
greenwashing
greenwax
greenway
greenways
greenweed (current term)
greenweeds
greenwing
greenwings
greenwood
greenwoods
greeny
grees
greese
greeses
greesing
greesings
greet
greete
greeted

Literary usage of Greenweed

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... and 'The Flora of Tropical Africa* ; and is joint author of 'The Flora of Middlesex' (1869). He was created KCMG in 1899. DYER'S BROOM; greenweed ..."

2. Familiar Wild Flowers by Frederick Edward Hulme (1902)
"In this latter the pod is shorter and broader than that of the dyer's greenweed, and thickly clothed with silky hairs. Our popular English name, ..."

3. A Manual of Weeds: With Descriptions of All the Most Pernicious and by Ada Eljiva Georgia (1914)
"Cattle will eat it when other forage is scarce, with the greenweed (Genista result that its bitter taste is imparted to ..."

4. Agricultural Botany: Theoretical and Practical by John Percival (1921)
"To this genus belongs Dyer's greenweed (Genista tinctoria L.), a shrubby leguminous weed of stiff clay soils (p. 614). Best-harrow (Genus Ononis). 23. ..."

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