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woodruff definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: Old World fragrant stoloniferous perennial having small white flowers and narrow leaves used as flavoring and in sachets; widely cultivated as a ground cover; in some classifications placed in genus Asperula [syn: sweet woodruff, waldmeister, woodruff, fragrant bedstraw, Galium odoratum, Asperula odorata]
2: any plant of the genus Asperula

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English woderove, from Old English wudurofe, from wudu wood + -rofe (of unknown origin) Date: before 12th century 1. any of a genus (Asperula) of Old World herbs of the madder family 2. sweet woodruff

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a white-flowered plant of the genus Galium, esp. G. odoratum grown for the fragrance of its whorled leaves when dried or crushed.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Woodruff Wood"ruff`, Woodroof Wood"roof`, n. [AS. wudurofe. See Wood, n., and cf. Ruff a plaited collar.] (Bot.) A little European herb (Asperula odorata) having a pleasant taste. It is sometimes used for flavoring wine. See Illust. of Whorl.



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