woodruff
noun Etymology: Middle English woderove, from Old English wudurofe, from wudu wood + -rofe (of unknown origin) Date: before 12th century 1. any of a genus (Asperula) of Old World herbs of the madder family 2. sweet woodruff

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  • Woodruff — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Blake Woodruff (* 1995), US amerikanischer Kinderschauspieler Bobby Woodruff (* 1940), englischer Fußballspieler Carle Augustus Woodruff (1841–1913), US amerikanischer Armeeoffizier Charles Woodruff… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Woodruff — puede referirse a: Personas Bille Woodruff, un director de cine y vídeos musicales. Bob Woodruff (1961), un periodista de televisión estadounidense. Chris Woodruff (1973), un ex tenista profesional de los Estados Unidos. John Woodruff (1915), un… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Woodruff — Woodruff, SC U.S. city in South Carolina Population (2000): 4229 Housing Units (2000): 1869 Land area (2000): 3.661964 sq. miles (9.484444 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.017927 sq. miles (0.046432 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.679891 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • 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 — Wood ruff , Woodroof Wood roof , n. [AS. wudurofe. See {Wood}, n., and cf. {Ruff} a plaited collar.] (Bot.) A little European herb ({Asperula odorata}) having a pleasant taste. It is sometimes used for flavoring wine. See Illust. of {Whorl}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • woodruff — [wood′rəf] n. [ME woderove < OE wudurofe < wudu,WOOD1 + rofe < ?] any of a genus (Asperula) of plants of the madder family, with small, white, pink, or blue, lily shaped flowers; esp., a European species ( A. odorata) used to flavor wine …   English World 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 — This very unusual surname, of Anglo Saxon origin, can be either a topographical name for someone who lived on a patch or land thickly grown with woodruff, deriving from the Olde English pre 7th Century wudurofe meaning woodruff , or, it may be a… …   Surnames reference

  • 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 — /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

  • 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)

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