Meaning of windlestraw

win•dle•straw

Pronunciation: (win'dl-strô", win'l-), [key]
— n. Brit. Dial.
  1. a withered stalk of any of various grasses.
  2. any of various long-stalked species of grass.
  3. any tall, thin person.
  4. any light or flimsy material or object.
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