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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Woad-wax·en n.  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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Genista tinctoria
      n : small Eurasian shrub having clusters of yellow flowers that
          yield a dye; common as weed in England and United States;
          sometimes grown as an ornamental [syn: woodwaxen, dyer's
          greenweed, dyer's-broom, dyeweed, greenweed, whin,