bedstraw

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From Middle English bedstraw, bedstrau, bedde-straw, equivalent to bed +‎ straw.

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bedstraw (countable and uncountable, plural bedstraws)

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

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