herb of grace

noun
European strong-scented perennial herb with grey-green bitter-tasting leaves; an irritant similar to poison ivy
Syn: ↑rue, ↑Ruta graveolens
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Ruta, ↑genus Ruta
Part Meronyms: ↑rue

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noun (plural herbs of grace)
Etymology: so called from the association of rue (plant) with rue (repentance)
: rue

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herb of grace

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  • Herb of grace — Herb Herb ([ e]rb or h[ e]rb; 277), n. [OE. herbe, erbe, OF. herbe, erbe, F. herbe, L. herba; perh. akin to Gr. forbh food, pasture, fe rbein to feed.] 1. A plant whose stem does not become woody and permanent, but dies, at least down to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Herb of Grace — can refer to two separate plants.* In Europe the name generally mean Rue, Ruta graveolus of the family Rutaceae. * In the USA usually means Bracopa monniere of the family Scrophulariaceae …   Wikipedia

  • herb-of-grace — /errb euhv grays , herrb /, n., pl. herbs of grace. Archaic. rue2. [1540 50; so called from the assoc. of RUE2 (the plant name) with RUE1 (repent, repentance)] * * * herb graceˈ, herb of graceˈ or herb of repentˈance noun The common rue • • •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • herb of grace — žalioji rūta statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Rūtinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Ruta graveolens), paplitęs Viduržemio pajūrio regione. Iš jo gaunamas eterinis aliejus. atitikmenys: lot. Ruta graveolens angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • herb of grace — žalioji rūta statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Daugiametis, kvapus, melsvai žalias, medingas, vaistinis, prieskoninis rūtinių (Rutaceae) šeimos puskrūmis, tautinis darželių augalas. Žali lapai dedami į paštetus, padažus, mėsos… …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • herb-of-grace — /errb euhv grays , herrb /, n., pl. herbs of grace. Archaic. rue2. [1540 50; so called from the assoc. of RUE2 (the plant name) with RUE1 (repent, repentance)] * * * …   Universalium

  • Herb grace — Herb Herb ([ e]rb or h[ e]rb; 277), n. [OE. herbe, erbe, OF. herbe, erbe, F. herbe, L. herba; perh. akin to Gr. forbh food, pasture, fe rbein to feed.] 1. A plant whose stem does not become woody and permanent, but dies, at least down to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Herb — ([ e]rb or h[ e]rb; 277), n. [OE. herbe, erbe, OF. herbe, erbe, F. herbe, L. herba; perh. akin to Gr. forbh food, pasture, fe rbein to feed.] 1. A plant whose stem does not become woody and permanent, but dies, at least down to the ground, after… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Herb bennet — Herb Herb ([ e]rb or h[ e]rb; 277), n. [OE. herbe, erbe, OF. herbe, erbe, F. herbe, L. herba; perh. akin to Gr. forbh food, pasture, fe rbein to feed.] 1. A plant whose stem does not become woody and permanent, but dies, at least down to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Herb Christopher — Herb Herb ([ e]rb or h[ e]rb; 277), n. [OE. herbe, erbe, OF. herbe, erbe, F. herbe, L. herba; perh. akin to Gr. forbh food, pasture, fe rbein to feed.] 1. A plant whose stem does not become woody and permanent, but dies, at least down to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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