woodruff

Definitions of woodruff
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n any plant of the genus Asperula

Types:
Asperula tinctoria, dyer's woodruff
creeping European perennial having red or pinkish-white flowers and red roots sometimes used as a substitute for madder in dyeing
Type of:
subshrub, suffrutex
low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base

n Old World fragrant stoloniferous perennial having small white flowers and narrow leaves used as flavoring and in sachets; widely cultivated as a ground cover; in some classifications placed in genus Asperula

Synonyms:
Asperula odorata, Galium odoratum, fragrant bedstraw, sweet woodruff, waldmeister
Type of:
bedstraw
any of several plants of the genus Galium

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