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

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Recent Examples on the Web Then there are mimics like false Solomon's seal and false rue anemone. Grant Segall,, 11 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rue anemone was in 1817

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“Rue anemone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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