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dyer's-weed

  

      n   any of several plants that yield a dye, such as woad, dyer's rocket, and dyer's-greenweed  
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dye  
      n  
1    a staining or colouring substance, such as a natural or synthetic pigment  
2    a liquid that contains a colouring material and can be used to stain fabrics, skins, etc.  
3    the colour or shade produced by dyeing  
      vb   , dyes, dyeing, dyed  
4    tr   to impart a colour or stain to (something, such as fabric or hair) by or as if by the application of a dye  
     (Old English deagian, from deag a dye; related to Old High German tugon to change, Lettish dukans dark)  
  dyable, dyeable      adj  
   dyer             n  


dyer's-greenweed   ,   (esp. U.S.)   dyer's-broom  
      n   a small Eurasian papilionaceous shrub, Genista tinctoria, whose yellow flowers yield a yellow dye, formerly mixed with woad to produce the colour Kendal green,   (Also called)    woadwaxen, woodwaxen  
dyer's rocket  
      n   a Eurasian resedaceous plant, Reseda luteola, with a spike of yellowish-green flowers and long narrow leaves: formerly cultivated as the source of a yellow dye, used with woad to make Lincoln green,   (Also called)    weld  
dyer's-weed  
      n   any of several plants that yield a dye, such as woad, dyer's rocket, and dyer's-greenweed  

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