meadow rue

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Similarly, meadow rue, Thalictrum aquilegiifolium, had absolutely no aphids on them. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, 7 July 2022 Today, the meadows enfolding the encampments have been returned to milkweed, goldenrod, and meadow rue. Richard Brady, National Review, 31 Aug. 2019 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, 17 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1648, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of meadow rue was in 1648

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“Meadow rue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meadow%20rue. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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