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  Definition of rue
  1. (French) a street or road in France
  2. sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment; "he drank to drown his sorrows"; "he wrote a note expressing his regret"; "to his rue, the error cost him the game"
  3. leaves sometimes used for flavoring fruit or claret cup but should be used with great caution: can cause irritation like poison ivy
  4. European strong-scented perennial herb with gray-green bitter-tasting leaves; an irritant similar to poison ivy
  5. feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about
Similar Words: sorrow, regret, ruefulness, herb of grace, Ruta graveolens, repent

 

Hyponyms: attrition, contrition, contriteness, compunction, remorse, self-reproach

 

Part Meronyms: herb of grace, Ruta graveolens

 

Member Meronyms: Ruta, genus Ruta

 

Derivational Morphology: repent, regret, grieve, sorrow, ruefulness, repentance, penitence, penance

 

Language Translations:
Danish: rude   Dutch: wijnruit  
Estonian: ruud   Finnish: ruuta  
French: rue odorante   German: Raute  
Hebrew: פיגם   Hungarian: ruta  
Icelandic: rúturunni   Italian: ruta  
Latin: Ruta graveolens   Norwegian: vinrute  
Polish: ruta zwyczajna   Portuguese: arruda  
Spanish: ruda   Swedish: vinruta  
Turkish: sedef otu  
 
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