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English noun: rue

1. rue (plant) European strong-scented perennial herb with grey-green bitter-tasting leaves; an irritant similar to poison ivy


Synonymsherb of grace, Ruta graveolens


Broader (hypernym)herb, herbaceous plant


Part holonymrue


Member meronymgenus Ruta, Ruta

2. rue (food) leaves sometimes used for flavoring fruit or claret cup but should be used with great caution: can cause irritation like poison ivy


Broader (hypernym)herb


Part meronymherb of grace, rue, Ruta graveolens

3. rue (feeling) sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment


SamplesHe drank to drown his sorrows.
He wrote a note expressing his regret.
To his rue, the error cost him the game.


Synonymsregret, ruefulness, sorrow


Broader (hypernym)sadness, unhappiness


Narrower (hyponym)attrition, compunction, contriteness, contrition, remorse, self-reproach

4. rue (artifact) (French) a street or road in France


Broader (hypernym)street


Domain regionFrance, French Republic


English verb: rue

1. rue (emotion) feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about


Synonymsregret, repent


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)experience, feel









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