Definition of woodruff in English:

woodruff

Syllabification: wood·ruff
Pronunciation: /ˈwo͝odˌrəf
 
/

noun

A white-flowered plant of the bedstraw family with whorled leaves, smelling of new-mown hay when dried or crushed.
  • Genera Galium and Asperula, family Rubiaceae: several species, especially sweet woodruff (G. odoratum)
More example sentences
  • Actually I tucked a few bearberry plants among them as a salve to his feelings, and that spread almost as satisfyingly as the woodruff.
  • Wild garlic, woodruff, ivy, wild strawberry and violets provide the splendorous colour that gives the wood one of its many appealing qualities.
  • First, though, I rip out the woodruff and lay the earth bare.

Origin

Old English wudurofe, from wudu 'wood' + an element of unknown meaning.

Definition of woodruff in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day setose
Pronunciation: ˈsēˌtōs
adjective
bearing bristles or setae; bristly