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meadow rue

any of several plants belonging to the genus Thalictrum, of the buttercup family, having leaves resembling those of rue, especially T. dioicum, of North America.
Origin of meadow rue
1660-70 Unabridged
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  • Wood anemone, wild geranium, and early meadow rue all flower abundantly under the large trees.
  • Twinflower, thimbleberry, and meadow rue grow on the forest floor.
British Dictionary definitions for meadow rue

meadow rue

any ranunculaceous plant of the N temperate genus Thalictrum, esp T. flavum, having clusters of small yellowish-green, white, or purple flowers
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