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Ruta graveolens definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: European strong-scented perennial herb with grey-green bitter-tasting leaves; an irritant similar to poison ivy [syn: rue, herb of grace, Ruta graveolens]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Rue Rue, n. [F. rue, L. ruta, akin to Gr. ?; cf. AS. r?de.] 1. (Bot.) A perennial suffrutescent plant (Ruta graveolens), having a strong, heavy odor and a bitter taste; herb of grace. It is used in medicine. Then purged with euphrasy and rue The visual nerve, for he had much to see. --Milton. They [the exorcists] are to try the devil by holy water, incense, sulphur, rue, which from thence, as we suppose, came to be called herb of grace. --Jer. Taylor. 2. Fig.: Bitterness; disappointment; grief; regret. Goat's rue. See under Goat. Rue anemone, a pretty springtime flower (Thalictrum anemonides) common in the United States. Wall rue, a little fern (Asplenium Ruta-muraria) common on walls in Europe.




 


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