Definition of woodruff
1 : any of a genus (Asperula) of Old World herbs of the madder family
2 : sweet woodruff
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Created by stonemason Eddie Foisy, a circular walkway takes you to a miniature medieval castle surrounded by fairy portals, a magic diorama enveloped in a bank of lush hosta, ferns and sweet woodruff.
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Origin and Etymology of woodruff
Middle English woderove, from Old English wudurofe, from wudu wood + -rofe (of unknown origin)
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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