Rubia

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Noun1.Rubia - type genus of the RubiaceaeRubia - type genus of the Rubiaceae; Old World herbs and subshrubs grown for their medicinal properties and for dye substances extracted from their roots
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Rubiaceae, madder family, Rubiaceae - widely distributed family of mostly tropical trees and shrubs and herbs; includes coffee and chinchona and gardenia and madder and bedstraws and partridgeberry
Indian madder, munjeet, Rubia cordifolia - perennial East Indian creeping or climbing herb used for dye in the orient