rue anemone

noun

Definition of rue anemone

: a delicate vernal North American herb (Anemonella thalictroides) of the buttercup family that has white flowers resembling those of the wood anemone and basal leaves

Examples of rue anemone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then there are mimics like false Solomon's seal and false rue anemone. Grant Segall, cleveland.com, "Where to see spring wildflowers in Greater Cleveland, while they last (photos)," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of rue anemone

1817, in the meaning defined above

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“Rue anemone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rue%20anemone. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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