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meadow rue

noun
1.
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
1660-1670
1660-70
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Examples from the web for meadow rue
  • 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

noun
1.
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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Encyclopedia Article for meadow rue

any of approximately 330 species of perennial herbaceous plants constituting the genus Thalictrum of the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae). They occur in the North Temperate Zone and in South America and Africa, in wooded as well as in sunny, open areas

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