sweet woodruff
noun Date: 1800 a small Eurasian and North African sweet-scented herb (Galium odoratum syn. Asperula odorata) of the madder family that has small white flowers and is used especially in perfumery and for flavoring wine

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  • sweet woodruff — kvapusis lipikas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Raudinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Galium odoratum), paplitęs Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai). atitikmenys: lot. Asperula… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sweet woodruff — noun 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: ↑waldmeister, ↑woodruff …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweet woodruff. — See under woodruff. [1790 1800] * * * …   Universalium

  • sweet woodruff — noun An aromatic perennial plant, used as a strewing herb, Galium odoratum or Asperula odorata, with small white flowers. Syn: waldmeister, woodruff, wuderove …   Wiktionary

  • sweet woodruff. — See under woodruff. [1790 1800] …   Useful english dictionary

  • woodruff — (also sweet woodruff) ► NOUN ▪ a white flowered plant with sweet scented leaves used to flavour drinks and in perfumery. ORIGIN Old English, from WOOD(Cf. ↑wood) + an element of unknown meaning …   English terms dictionary

  • Woodruff — Taxobox name = Woodruff image width = 240px image caption = Woodruff plant in flower regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Gentianales familia = Rubiaceae genus = Galium species = G. odoratum binomial = Galium… …   Wikipedia

  • woodruff — /wood reuhf, ruf /, n. any of several plants belonging to the genus Asperula or Galium, of the madder family, as G. odoratum (sweet woodruff), a fragrant plant with small white flowers. [bef. 1000; ME woderove, OE wudurofe, wudurife, equiv. to… …   Universalium

  • woodruff — (also sweet woodruff) noun a white flowered plant with sweet scented leaves used to flavour drinks and in perfumery. [Galium odoratum.] Origin OE wudurofe, from wudu wood + an element of unknown meaning …   English new terms dictionary

  • Woodruff — /wood reuhf/, n. Hiram, 1817 67, Canadian driver, trainer, and breeder of harness racing horses. * * * ▪ herb       any of various species of plants of a genus (Asperula) belonging to the madder family, Rubiaceae. The woodruff is found growing… …   Universalium

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