Share this entry

Share this page

goat's rue

Line breaks: goat's rue

Definition of goat's rue in English:

noun

A herbaceous plant of the pea family, which was formerly used in medicine, especially as a vermifuge.
Example sentences
  • The goat's rue is a common roadside wildflower found in June and July in our region.
  • Tephrosia virginiana (goat's rue) should not be confused with Galega officinalis also referred to as ‘goatsrue’.

Definition of goat's rue in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing