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Meaning of rue family

rue' fam"ily

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the plant family Rutaceae, characterized by trees and shrubs having simple or compound aromatic leaves, fragrant flowers, and fruit in a variety of forms, and including the citruses, the gas plant, Hercules'-club, and rue.
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