sweet woodruff

noun

Definition of sweet woodruff

: a small Eurasian and North African sweet-scented herb (Galium odoratum synonym Asperula odorata) of the madder family that has small white flowers and is used especially in perfumery and for flavoring wine

Examples of sweet woodruff in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hostas and ferns are popular choices, along with lungwort (Pulmonaria), Siberian bugloss (Brunnera), Canadian wild ginger (Asarum canadense), sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum) and bishop’s hat (Epimedium). Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, 28 Aug. 2019 There really is quite a selection of plants that will work in your situation: sweet woodruff, hostas, ferns, bleeding heart, rhododendron, hydrangea, wild geranium, violets, trillium, hardy cyclamen. oregonlive.com, 8 June 2019 Other perennials, bulbs and ground covers: Bleeding heart (Lamprocapnos spectabilis); sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum); snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis); hellebore (Helleborus); barrenwort (Epimedium); daylily (Hemerocallis); daffodil (Narcissus). Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, 20 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'sweet woodruff.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of sweet woodruff

1800, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About sweet woodruff

Time Traveler for sweet woodruff

Time Traveler

The first known use of sweet woodruff was in 1800

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near sweet woodruff

sweet Wilson

sweetwood

sweetwood bark

sweet woodruff

sweetwort

sweety

sweir

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for sweet woodruff

Cite this Entry

“Sweet woodruff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweet%20woodruff. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on sweet woodruff

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about sweet woodruff

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!