bedstraw

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Etymology[edit]

bed +‎ straw

Noun[edit]

bedstraw (countable and uncountable, plural bedstraws)

  1. a plant of the madder family with small pointed leaves and hairy stems with small, white or yellow flowers
  2. (obsolete) straw put into a bed
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)

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