woadwaxen

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n woadwaxen 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
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Usage

In literature:

Woadwaxen, or Broom, is a persistent thing; it needs scythe, plough, hoe, and bitter labor to eradicate it.
"Old-Time Gardens" by Alice Morse Earle
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