goat's rue


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goat's rue

(gōts′)
n.
1. A North American plant (Tephrosia virginiana) in the pea family, having large yellow flowers marked with purple and grouped in a terminal raceme or panicle.
2. A Eurasian plant (Galega officinalis) in the pea family, cultivated for its showy, variously colored flowers or as food for livestock.
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Noun1.goat's rue - perennial subshrub of eastern North America having downy leaves yellowish and rose flowers andgoat's rue - perennial subshrub of eastern North America having downy leaves yellowish and rose flowers and; source of rotenone
hoary pea - a plant of the genus Tephrosia having pinnate leaves and white or purplish flowers and flat hairy pods
2.goat's rue - tall bushy European perennial grown for its pinnate foliage and slender spikes of blue flowers; sometimes used medicinally
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Galega, genus Galega - small genus of Eurasian herbs: goat's rue
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Goat's rue is the basis for the antidiabetic medication Metformin, a drug widely used in the treatment of Type-2 diabetes mellitus.
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Caption: Known as goat's rue, holy hay, French lilac and Italian fitch, Galega officinalis was an ancient herbal remedy.