dyer's weed

n. solidago rugosa, herb whose yellow flowers are used in dyeing

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Dyer's weed — Dyer Dy er, n. One whose occupation is to dye cloth and the like. [1913 Webster] {dyer s rocket}, {Dyer s weed}. Same as {Dyer s broom}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dyer's-weed — [dī′ərzwēd΄] n. any of a number of plants that yield a dyestuff, as woadwaxen or dyer s woad …   English World dictionary

  • dyer's-weed — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun (plural dyer s weeds) 1. : any of several dye yielding plants (as the dyer s rocket, the woodwaxen, the dyer s woad) 2. : any of certain plants of the genus Solidago ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • dyer's-weed — /duy euhrz weed /, n. any of various plants yielding dyes, as the weld, Reseda luteola, the dyeweed, Genista tinctoria, or the woad, Isatis tinctoria. [1570 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • dyer's-weed — n. Green broom, green weed (Genista tinctoria) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • dyer's weed — noun eastern North American herb whose yellow flowers are (or were) used in dyeing • Syn: ↑Solidago rugosa • Hypernyms: ↑goldenrod …   Useful english dictionary

  • dyer's broom — dyer s broom, dyer s broom dyer s broom . small Eurasian shrub ({Genista tinctoria}) having clusters of yellow flowers that yield a dye; common as weed in England and U.S.; sometimes grown as an ornamental. Syn: woodwaxen, dyer s greenweed, dyer… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dyer's-broom — dyer s broom, dyer s broom dyer s broom . small Eurasian shrub ({Genista tinctoria}) having clusters of yellow flowers that yield a dye; common as weed in England and U.S.; sometimes grown as an ornamental. Syn: woodwaxen, dyer s greenweed, dyer… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dyer — Dy er, n. One whose occupation is to dye cloth and the like. [1913 Webster] {dyer s rocket}, {Dyer s weed}. Same as {Dyer s broom}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dyer's rocket — Dyer Dy er, n. One whose occupation is to dye cloth and the like. [1913 Webster] {dyer s rocket}, {Dyer s weed}. Same as {Dyer s broom}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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