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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]