Lady's-bedstraw

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Lady's-bedstraw the plant Galium verum
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hláf-digehláf, a loaf, dǽgee, a kneader, or=hláfweardige (i.e. loaf-keeper, see ward), and thus a contr. fem. of Lord.

Usage

In literature:

Lady's bedstraw seems to have been so called from the yellow colour of one or more kinds of Galium.
"Springtime and Other Essays" by Francis Darwin
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