Definition of Bedstraw

1. Noun. Any of several plants of the genus Galium.




Definition of Bedstraw

1. n. Straw put into a bed.

Definition of Bedstraw

1. Noun. a plant of the madder family with small pointed leaves and hairy stems with small, white or yellow flowers ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) straw put into a bed ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bedstraw

1. a woody herb [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bedstraw

1. 1. Straw put into a bed. 2. A genus of slender herbs, usually with square stems, whorled leaves, and small white flowers. Our Lady's bedstraw, which has yellow flowers, is Galium verum. White bedstraw is G. Mollugo. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bedstraw

bedspread
bedspreads
bedspring
bedsprings
bedstaff
bedstaffs
bedstand
bedstands
bedstaves
bedstead
bedsteads
bedstock
bedstocks
bedstone
bedstones
bedstraw (current term)
bedstraws
bedswerver
bedswervers
bedtick
bedticks
bedtime
bedtime stories
bedtime story
bedtimes
bedtop
bedtops
bedu
beduck
beducked

Literary usage of Bedstraw

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1. A Manual of the Medical Botany of North America by Laurence Johnson (1884)
"bedstraw. —CLEAVERS. Character of the Genus.—Calyx-teeth obsolete. ... Sweet-scented bedstraw. Description.—Flowers axillary, on 3-flowered peduncles, ..."

2. Report: New York by Otis Stuart (1904)
"Hairy bedstraw. Frequent as far north as Grand-Saginaw Valley. C. & S. 1921. ... Sweet-scented bedstraw. Frequent in C. & S., and very abundant northward. ..."

3. An illustrated natural history of British moths: With Life-size Figures from by Edward Newman (1869)
"Feeds on the large Willow Herb, which is so common on the sides of ditches, and also on Ladics' bedstraw, and sometimes in gardens on ..."

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