rue /ˈru/ 名詞
1. Bot. A perennial suffrutescent plant (Ruta graveolens), having a strong, heavy odor and a bitter taste; herb of grace. It is used in medicine.
Then purged with euphrasy and rue
The visual nerve, for he had much to see. --Milton.
They [the exorcists] are to try the devil by holy water, incense, sulphur, rue, which from thence, as we suppose, came to be called herb of grace. --Jer. Taylor.
2. Fig.: Bitterness; disappointment; grief; regret.
Goat's rue. See under Goat.
Rue anemone, a pretty springtime flower (Thalictrum anemonides) common in the United States.
Wall rue, a little fern (Asplenium Ruta-muraria) common on walls in Europe.
Rue, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rued p. pr. & vb. n. Ruing.]
1. To lament; to regret extremely; to grieve for or over.
I wept to see, and rued it from my heart. --Chapmen.
Chose freely what it now so justly rues. --Milton.
2. To cause to grieve; to afflict. [Obs.] “God wot, it rueth me.”
3. To repent of, and withdraw from, as a bargain; to get released from. [Prov. Eng.]
Rue, v. i.
1. To have compassion. [Obs.]
God so wisly [=\i. e., truly] on my soul rue.\= --Chaucer.
Which stirred men's hearts to rue upon them. --Ridley.
2. To feel sorrow and regret; to repent.
Work by counsel and thou shalt not rue. --Chaucer.
Old year, we'll dearly rue for you. --Tennyson.
Rue, n. Sorrow; repetance. [Obs.]
n 1: European strong-scented perennial herb with gray-green
bitter-tasting leaves; an irritant similar to poison ivy
[syn: herb of grace, Ruta graveolens]
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; "he drank to drown his sorrows"; "he wrote
a note expressing his regret"; "to his rue, the error cost
him the game" [syn: sorrow, regret, ruefulness]
4: (French) a street or road in France
v : feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about [syn: repent,
a garden herb (Ruta graveolens) which the Pharisees were careful
to tithe (Luke 11:42), neglecting weightier matters. It is
omitted in the parallel passage of Matt. 23:23. There are
several species growing wild in Palestine. It is used for
medicinal and culinary purposes. It has a powerful scent, and is
a stimulant. (See MINT.)