meadow rue


Definition of meadow rue

: any of a genus (Thalictrum) of widely distributed perennial herbs of the buttercup family growing in typically damp areas

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In the layers deposited before European arrival, the lake sediments held pollen reminiscent of an open landscape, dotted with amaranth, meadow rue, grasses, and cultivated maize fields. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Supposedly pristine South American forest had been pre-Columbian farmland," 17 July 2018

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