Meadow rue
Meadow Mead"ow, a. Of or pertaining to a meadow; of the nature of a meadow; produced, growing, or living in, a meadow. ``Fat meadow ground.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Note: For many names of plants compounded with meadow, see the particular word in the Vocabulary. [1913 Webster]

{Meadow beauty}. (Bot.) Same as {Deergrass}.

{Meadow foxtail} (Bot.), a valuable pasture grass ({Alopecurus pratensis}) resembling timothy, but with softer spikes.

{Meadow hay}, a coarse grass, or true sedge, growing in uncultivated swamp or river meadow; -- used as fodder or bedding for cattle, packing for ice, etc. [Local, U. S.]

{Meadow hen}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The American bittern. See {Stake-driver}. (b) The American coot ({Fulica}). (c) The clapper rail.

{Meadow mouse} (Zo["o]l.), any mouse of the genus {Arvicola}, as the common American species {Arvicola riparia}; -- called also {field mouse}, and {field vole}.

{Meadow mussel} (Zo["o]l.), an American ribbed mussel ({Modiola plicatula}), very abundant in salt marshes.

{Meadow ore} (Min.), bog-iron ore, a kind of limonite.

{Meadow parsnip}. (Bot.) See under {Parsnip}.

{Meadow pink}. (Bot.) See under {Pink}.

{Meadow pipit} (Zo["o]l.), a small singing bird of the genus {Anthus}, as {Anthus pratensis}, of Europe.

{Meadow rue} (Bot.), a delicate early plant, of the genus {Thalictrum}, having compound leaves and numerous white flowers. There are many species.

{Meadow saffron}. (Bot.) See under {Saffron}.

{Meadow sage}. (Bot.) See under {Sage}.

{Meadow saxifrage} (Bot.), an umbelliferous plant of Europe ({Silaus pratensis}), somewhat resembling fennel.

{Meadow snipe} (Zo["o]l.), the common or jack snipe. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • meadow rue — n. any of a genus (Thalictrum) of perennial plants of the buttercup family, with leaves like those of rue …   English World dictionary

  • meadow rue — /ˈmɛdoʊ ru/ (say medoh rooh) noun any perennial herb of the genus Thalictrum, as T. flavum, the common meadow rue of Europe and temperate Asia …   Australian English dictionary

  • meadow-rue — vingiris statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vėdryninių (Ranunculaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Thalictrum). atitikmenys: lot. Thalictrum angl. meadow rue; tufted columbine vok. Wiesenraute rus. василистник lenk. rutewka …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • meadow-rue — meadˈow rue noun A genus (Thalictrum) of the buttercup family with rue like leaves • • • Main Entry: ↑meadow …   Useful english dictionary

  • meadow rue — any of several plants belonging to the genus Thalictrum, of the buttercup family, having leaves resembling those of rue, esp. T. dioicum, of North America. [1660 70] * * * ▪ plant       any of approximately 330 species of perennial herbaceous… …   Universalium

  • meadow rue — mead′ow rue n. pln any of several plants belonging to the genus Thalictrum, of the buttercup family • Etymology: 1660–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • meadow rue — noun Date: 1668 any of a genus (Thalictrum) of widely distributed perennial herbs of the buttercup family growing in typically damp areas …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • meadow rue — noun a plant of the buttercup family with heads of small fluffy yellow flowers. [Thalictrum flavum and related species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • meadow rue — noun any of various herbs of the genus Thalictrum; sometimes rhizomatous or tuberous perennials found in damp shady places and meadows or stream banks; have lacy foliage and clouds of small purple or yellow flowers • Hypernyms: ↑wildflower, ↑wild …   Useful english dictionary

  • Arctic meadow-rue — alpinis vingiris statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vėdryninių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Thalictrum alpinum), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Thalictrum alpinum angl. alpine meadow rue; Arctic meadow rue;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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