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 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]


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  • Wall rue — Wall Wall, n. [AS. weall, from L. vallum a wall, vallus a stake, pale, palisade; akin to Gr. ? a nail. Cf. {Interval}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A work or structure of stone, brick, or other materials, raised to some height, and intended for defense or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wall rue — wall′ rue n. pln a small fern, Asplenium rutamuraria, family Polypodiaceae, having fan shaped leaflets and growing on walls and cliffs …   From formal English to slang

  • wall rue — n. either of two small, delicate, light green spleenwort ferns (Asplenium cryptolepis or A. rutamuraria) usually growing on cliffs or walls in North America and Europe …   English World dictionary

  • wall rue — noun small delicate spleenwort found on a steep slope (as a wall or cliff) of Eurasia and North America • Syn: ↑wall rue spleenwort, ↑Asplenium ruta muraria • Hypernyms: ↑spleenwort * * * noun or wall rue spleenwort …   Useful english dictionary

  • wall rue — noun a small, delicate spleenwort (fern) which resembles rue, growing on walls and rocks. [Asplenium ruta muraria.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • wall rue — a small, delicate fern, Asplenium rutamuraria, having fan shaped leaflets and growing on walls and cliffs. [1540 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • wall rue — /ˈwɔl ru/ (say wawl rooh) noun a small delicate fern, Asplenium ruta muraria, growing on walls and cliffs …   Australian English dictionary

  • wall rue spleenwort — noun small delicate spleenwort found on a steep slope (as a wall or cliff) of Eurasia and North America • Syn: ↑wall rue, ↑Asplenium ruta muraria • Hypernyms: ↑spleenwort * * * noun see wall rue …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wall — Wall, n. [AS. weall, from L. vallum a wall, vallus a stake, pale, palisade; akin to Gr. ? a nail. Cf. {Interval}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A work or structure of stone, brick, or other materials, raised to some height, and intended for defense or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wall barley — Wall Wall, n. [AS. weall, from L. vallum a wall, vallus a stake, pale, palisade; akin to Gr. ? a nail. Cf. {Interval}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A work or structure of stone, brick, or other materials, raised to some height, and intended for defense or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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