Rue anemone
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. [1913 Webster]

Then purged with euphrasy and rue The visual nerve, for he had much to see. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.: Bitterness; disappointment; grief; regret. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • rue anemone — rue′ anem one n. pln a small North American plant, Anemonella thalictroides, of the buttercup family, having white or pinkish flowers …   From formal English to slang

  • rue anemone — noun Date: circa 1818 a delicate vernal North American herb (Anemonella thalictroides) of the buttercup family that has white flowers resembling those of the wood anemone and basal leaves …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rue anemone — a small, North American plant, Anemonella thalictroides, of the buttercup family, having white or pinkish flowers. [1810 20, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • false rue anemone — noun slender erect perennial of eastern North America having tuberous roots and pink tinged white flowers; resembles meadow rue • Syn: ↑false rue, ↑Isopyrum biternatum • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Isopyrum, ↑ …   Useful english 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. [1913 Webster] Then purged with euphrasy …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Goat's rue — 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. [1913 Webster] Then purged with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wall rue — 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. [1913 Webster] Then purged with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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