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3 definitions found
 for Genista tinctoria
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Woad-waxen \Woad"-wax`en\, n. [Cf. Wood-wax.] (Bot.)
     A leguminous plant ({Genista tinctoria) of Europe and
     Russian Asia, and adventitious in America; -- called also
     greenwood, greenweed, dyer's greenweed, and whin,
     wood-wash, wood-wax, and wood-waxen.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  dyer's broom \dyer's broom\, dyer's-broom \dyer's-broom\n.
     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's weed, dyer's rocket,
          dyeweed, greenweed, whin, woadwaxen, Genista
          tinctoria.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Genista tinctoria
      n 1: 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 [syn: woodwaxen,
           dyer's greenweed, dyer's-broom, dyeweed, greenweed,
           whin, woadwaxen, Genista tinctoria]

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