Woodruff meaning

wo͝odrəf, -rŭf
Any of various plants of the genus Asperula, having whorled leaves and small funnel-shaped flowers.
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The cultivated plant sweet woodruff, formerly classified in the genus Asperula.
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Any of a genus (Asperula) of plants of the madder family, with small, white, pink, or blue, lily-shaped flowers; esp., a European species (A. odorata) used to flavor wine and in perfumery.
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Galium odoratum, an aromatic herb.
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Origin of woodruff

  • Middle English woderofe from Old English wudurofe wudu wood -rofe of unknown meaning

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Anglo-Saxon wudurofe. See wood (noun) and compare ruff a plaited collar.

    From Wiktionary