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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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