goats-rue

goat's-rue

[gohts-roo]
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:
1570–80

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goat's-rue
 
n
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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