woad

A blue dye the Celts used to paint their skins in order to instil fear in the enemy. A very smelly process for preparing the colour which turns from green to blue on immediate oxidation in light. Pictii meant painted

woad

[n] - a blue dyestuff obtained from the woad plant 2. [n] - any of several herbs of the genus Isatis
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Woad

Woad noun [ Middle English wod , Anglo-Saxon wād ; akin to Dutch weede , German waid , Old High German weit , Danish vaid , veid , Swedish veide , Latin vitrum .] [ Written also wad , and wade .] 1. (B...
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woad

1. <botany> 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 It is now superseded by indigo, but is somewhat used with indigo as a ferment in...
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woad

noun any of several herbs of the genus Isatis
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woad

noun a blue dyestuff obtained from the woad plant
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Woad

• (n.) An herbaceous cruciferous plant (Isatis tinctoria). It was formerly cultivated for the blue coloring matter derived from its leaves. • (n.) A blue dyestuff, or coloring 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 It is now superseded by indigo, but is somewhat used with indigo as a ferment in dy...
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woad

(Isatis tinctoria), biennial or perennial herb, in a genus of about 80 species in the mustard family (Brassicaceae), formerly grown as a source of ...
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WOAD

[AM] WOAD (1300 AM) is a radio station licensed to Jackson with an urban gospel format. WOAD is owned by Alpha Media through licensee Alpha Media Licensee LLC. ==History== The 1300kHz frequency was assigned the WRBC call letters for several years. Around 1978, the transmitter site was rebuilt and call letters were changed to WKXI-AM. In Mar...
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woad

woad, name for a perennial plant (Isatis tinctoria) of the family Cruciferae (mustard family) and for a blue dye obtained from its leaves. The plant is believed to be native to S Russia, but was in cultivation (and escaped) throughout Europe in early times. The pigment was obtained by fermentation a...
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Woad

Woad (Isatis tinctoria) is a biennial herbaceous plant of the family Cruciferae, native to Europe and north Asia but not to Britain. The stem is erect and smooth attaining a height of one metre and bears stalkless arrow- shaped leaves and elongated clusters of small yellow flowers.
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woad

Biennial plant native to Europe, with arrow-shaped leaves and clusters of small yellow flowers. It was formerly cultivated for a blue dye extracted from its leaves. Ancient Britons used the blue dye as a body paint in battle. (Genus Isatis tinctoria, family Cruciferae.)
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Woad

A plant in the mustard family that yields blue dye, or the blue dye itself.
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woad

broad-leafed plant yielding blue dye
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