Goat's rue
Goat Goat (g[=o]t), n. [OE goot, got, gat, AS. g[=a]t; akin to D. geit, OHG. geiz, G. geiss, Icel. geit, Sw. get, Dan. ged, Goth. gaits, L. haedus a young goat, kid.] (Zo["o]l.) A hollow-horned ruminant of the genus {Capra}, of several species and varieties, esp. the domestic goat ({Capra hircus}), which is raised for its milk, flesh, and skin. [1913 Webster]

Note: The Cashmere and Angora varieties of the goat have long, silky hair, used in the manufacture of textile fabrics. The wild or bezoar goat ({Capra [ae]gagrus}), of Asia Minor, noted for the bezoar stones found in its stomach, is supposed to be one of the ancestral species of the domestic goat. The Rocky Mountain goat ({Haplocercus montanus}) is more nearly related to the antelopes. See {Mazame}. [1913 Webster]

{Goat antelope} (Zo["o]l), one of several species of antelopes, which in some respects resemble a goat, having recurved horns, a stout body, large hoofs, and a short, flat tail, as the goral, thar, mazame, and chikara.

{Goat fig} (Bot.), the wild fig.

{Goat house}. (a) A place for keeping goats. (b) A brothel. [Obs.]

{Goat moth} (Zo["o]l.), any moth of the genus {Cossus}, esp. the large European species ({Cossus ligniperda}), the larva of which burrows in oak and willow trees, and requires three years to mature. It exhales an odor like that of the he-goat.

{Goat weed} (Bot.), a scrophulariaceous plant, of the genus {Capraria} ({Capraria biflora}).

{Goat's bane} (Bot.), a poisonous plant ({Aconitum Lucoctonum}), bearing pale yellow flowers, introduced from Switzerland into England; wolfsbane.

{Goat's foot} (Bot.), a kind of wood sorrel ({Oxalis caprina}) growing at the Cape of Good Hope.

{Goat's rue} (Bot.), a leguminous plant ({Galega officinalis} of Europe, or {Tephrosia Virginiana} in the United States).

{Goat's thorn} (Bot.), a thorny leguminous plant ({Astragalus Tragacanthus}), found in the Levant.

{Goat's wheat} (Bot.), the genus {Tragopyrum} (now referred to {Atraphaxis}). [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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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

  • goat's-rue — [gōts′ro͞o΄] n. ☆ 1. a plant (Tephrosia virginiana) of the pea family, with yellowish and purple flowers 2. a bushy Old World plant (Galega officinalis) of the pea family, with thick clusters of white or blue flowers similar to a pea plant s… …   English World dictionary

  • goat's-rue — /gohts rooh /, n. 1. Also called catgut. a hairy American plant, Tephrosia virginiana, of the legume family, having yellow and pink flowers. 2. a European plant, Galega officinalis, of the legume family, formerly used in medicine. [1570 80] * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • goat's-rue — vaistinis ožiarūtis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, pašarinis, vaistinis, medingas nuodingas augalas (Galega officinalis), paplitęs pietų ir vidurio Europoje, šiaurės Afrikoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • goat's-rue — virgininė tefrozija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Tephrosia virginiana), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Tephrosia virginiana angl. catgut; goat s rue; rabbit pea; Virginia… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • goat’s-rue — ožiarūtis statusas T sritis augalininkystė atitikmenys: lot. Galega angl. goat’s rue rus. галега; козлятник; козья трава …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • goat's rue — noun 1. perennial subshrub of eastern North America having downy leaves yellowish and rose flowers and; source of rotenone • Syn: ↑catgut, ↑wild sweet pea, ↑Tephrosia virginiana • Hypernyms: ↑hoary pea 2. tall bushy European perennial grown for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • goat's-rue — /gohts rooh /, n. 1. Also called catgut. a hairy American plant, Tephrosia virginiana, of the legume family, having yellow and pink flowers. 2. a European plant, Galega officinalis, of the legume family, formerly used in medicine. [1570 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • goat's-rue — /ˈgoʊts ru/ (say gohts rooh) noun 1. a European herb, Galega officinalis, formerly used in medicine. 2. an American herb, Tephrosia virginiana …   Australian English dictionary

  • Caucasian goat’s rue — rytinis ožiarūtis statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Daugiametis, žolinis pupinių (Fabaceae), seniau ankštinių (Leguminosae), šeimos augalas. Savo savybėmis panašus į liucernas. Vienoje vietoje gali augti daug metų. Atsparus žiemojimo… …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

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