HyperDic: woodruff

English > 2 senses of the word woodruff:
NOUNplantwoodruff, sweet woodruff, waldmeister, fragrant bedstraw, Galium odoratum, Asperula odorataOld World fragrant stoloniferous perennial having small white flowers and narrow leaves used as flavoring and in sachets
plantwoodruffany plant of the genus Asperula
woodruff > pronunciation
Soundswuh'drahf
Rhymesaleph ... tuff: 40 rhymes with ahf...
English > woodruff: 2 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningOld 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.
Synonymssweet woodruff, waldmeister, fragrant bedstraw, Galium odoratum, Asperula odorata
Partssweet woodruff, waldmeisterfragrant dark green leaves used to flavor May wine
BroaderbedstrawAny of several plants of the genus Galium
Substance ofMay wineA punch made of Moselle and sugar and sparkling water or champagne flavored with sweet woodruff
Spanishasperilla, woodruff
English > woodruff: 2 senses > noun 2, plant
MeaningAny plant of the genus Asperula.
Member ofAsperula, genus Asperulawoodruff
Narrowerdyer's woodruff, Asperula tinctoriaCreeping European perennial having red or pinkish-white flowers and red roots sometimes used as a substitute for madder in dyeing
Broadersubshrub, suffrutexlow-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base

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