herb of grace

herb-of-grace

[urb-uhv-greys, hurb-]
noun, plural herbs-of-grace. Archaic.
rue2.

Origin:
1540–50; so called from the association of rue2 (the plant name) with rue1 (repent, repentance)

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herb of grace
 
n
an archaic name for rue

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