meadow rue


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

Examples of meadow rue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Trap plants outside the garden — meadow rue works great — are a good idea. Jeff Lowenfels | Alaska Gardening and Growing, Anchorage Daily News, 2 Mar. 2023 Toward the end of July, the goldfinches alight on the tall stalks of purple and yellow meadow rue, setting off ripples of movement. Nancy Hass Ngoc Minh Ngo, New York Times, 23 Sep. 2022 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

Time Traveler
The first known use of meadow rue was in 1648

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“Meadow rue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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