Noun(1) European strong-scented perennial herb with grey-green bitter-tasting leaves; an irritant similar to poison ivy(2) leaves sometimes used for flavoring fruit or claret cup but should be used with great caution: can cause irritation like poison ivy(3) sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment(4) (French
Verb(1) feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about
(1) Although rue is often used as an ornamental plant in gardens or flowerbeds, its strong smell usually makes rue unpopular for use close to homes.(2) with rue my heart is laden(3) This combination of management and heavy, poorly-drained soils favoured characteristic plants such as great burnet, devil's bit scabious, meadow rue and pepper saxifrage.(4) Graduate students who want to pursue particular issues will rue the lack of footnotes.(5) Less invasive is common rue , a medicinal plant with blueish leaves and yellow flowers.(6) The dainty blooms of this early flowering meadow rue provide an excellent contrast with larger flowered plants.(7) Ferguson will rue the day he turned down that offer(8) Burginde came around the end of the waggon, and with a look of mingled pity and rue , helped me guide her charge back to our waggon.(9) Drivers who did not heed the advice were to rue their decision later.(10) tears of pitying rue(11) This is music of longing, menace, and rue , often spiced with mordant or grisly humor.(12) she might live to rue this impetuous decision(13) Many herbs can help to deter flies, such as lavender, sweet woodruff, lemon verbena, star anise, tansy, any of the mints, rosemary, bay, chamomile, rue , elder, southernwood and basil.(14) They battled hard throughout but were left to rue their many missed chances.(15) The national plant is rue , and the national bird is the stork.(16) I wonder if in years to come I will look back and rue an opportunity missed?