: a large genus (the type of the family Rutaceae) of Eurasian strong-scented herbs and undershrubs having yellow or greenish flowers and 4- to 5-toothed petals that are borne on the receptacle see rue

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, rue (herb)

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“Ruta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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