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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rue /ˈru/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 rue /ˈru/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rue n.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 Thy will
 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.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rue, n.  Sorrow; repetance. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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,

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    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.)