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goat's-rue

[gohts-roo] /ˈgoʊtsˌru/
noun
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.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80
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British Dictionary definitions for goats-rue

goat's-rue

noun
1.
Also called French lilac. a Eurasian leguminous plant, Galega officinalis, cultivated for its white, mauve, or pinkish flowers: formerly used medicinally
2.
a North American leguminous plant, Tephrosia virginiana, with pink-and-yellow flowers
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