Definition of Woad

1. Noun. A blue dyestuff obtained from the woad plant.

Generic synonyms: Dye, Dyestuff



2. Noun. Any of several herbs of the genus Isatis.
Group relationships: Genus Isatis, Isatis
Specialized synonyms: Dyer's Woad, Isatis Tinctoria
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant

Definition of Woad

1. n. An herbaceous cruciferous plant (Isatis tinctoria). It was formerly cultivated for the blue coloring matter derived from its leaves.

2. n. An herbaceous cruciferous plant (Isatis tinctoria). It was formerly cultivated for the blue coloring matter derived from its leaves.

Definition of Woad

1. Noun. Common name of the plant ''Isatis tinctoria'' whose leaves are used to make a blue dye. ¹

2. Noun. The dye made from the plant ''Isatis tinctoria''. ¹

3. Verb. to plant or cultivate woad ¹

4. Verb. to dye with woad ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Woad

1. a blue dye [n -S] : WOADED [adj]

Medical Definition of Woad

1. 1. An herbaceous cruciferous plant (Isatis tinctoria). It was formerly cultivated for the blue colouring matter derived from its leaves. 2. A blue dyestuff, or colouring matter, consisting of the powdered and fermented leaves of the Isatis tinctoria. It is now superseded by indigo, but is somewhat used with indigo as a ferment in dyeing. "Their bodies . . . Painted with woad in sundry figures. " (Milton) Wild woad, the weld (Reseda luteola). See Weld. Woad mill, a mill grinding and preparing woad. Origin: OE. Wod, AS. Wad; akin to D. Weede, G. Waid, OHG. Weit, Dan. Vaid, veid, Sw. Veide, L. Vitrum Alternative forms: wad, and wade. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Woad

wizzens
wizzes
wk
wkend
wknd
wknds
wks
wl
wlat
wlate
wlatsome
wlog
wnt
wo
wo'n't
woad (current term)
woad-waxen
woaded
woaden
woads
woadwax
woadwaxen
woadwaxens
woadwaxes
woah
woald
woalds
woant
wobbegong
wobbegongs

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