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herb-of-grace

[urb-uh v-greys, hurb-] /ˈɜrb əvˈgreɪs, ˈhɜrb-/
noun, plural herbs-of-grace. Archaic.
1.
rue2 .
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; so called from the association of rue2 (the plant name) with rue1 (repent, repentance)
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