rue

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rue
rue1 [ro͞o]
vt.
rued, ruing [ME reowen < OE hreowan, akin to Ger reuen, to regret, ON hryggr, sorrowful, prob. < IE base * kreu-, to strike, beat > Gr krouein]
1. to feel remorse or repentance for (a sin, fault, etc.)
2. to wish (an act, promise, etc.) undone or unmade; regret
vi.
to be sorrowful or regretful
n.
Archaic sorrow, repentance, or regret
rue2 [ro͞o]
n.
[OFr < L ruta < Gr rhytē]
any of a genus (Ruta) of strong-scented shrubs of the rue family, esp. an herb ( R. graveolens) with yellow flowers and bitter-tasting leaves formerly used in medicine
adj.
designating a family (Rutaceae, order Sapindales) of woody dicotyledonous plants, including the gas plant and the citrus plants

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