from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of dwarf hardy herbs, used for borders, rockeries, and shady places, containing almost 80 species of ill-defined plants of the family Rubiaceæ, two of which, A. odorata, commonly called sweet woodruff, and A. hexaphylla are commonly cultivated in America.

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  • noun woodruff


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