herb of grace


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herb of grace

n
(Plants) an archaic name for rue2
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Noun1.herb of grace - European strong-scented perennial herb with grey-green bitter-tasting leavesherb of grace - European strong-scented perennial herb with grey-green bitter-tasting leaves; an irritant similar to poison ivy
rue - leaves sometimes used for flavoring fruit or claret cup but should be used with great caution: can cause irritation like poison ivy
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Ruta, Ruta - type genus of the Rutaceae; strong-scented Eurasian herbs
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But when he discusses the "sour herb of grace," he talks not only of the experience of regret, but also of the literal bitterness of the herb.
Lough Swilly, who got back up close home to beat Herb Of Grace in the two-year-old auction race, was originally set to be ridden by Michael Hills, but he had to cry off after having a tooth removed in the morning and 11-time champion jockey Pat Eddery took his place.
She knows the verbena included in the bag is also known as the "herb of grace," and that therefore it represents Cocoa--the literal child of Grace and her engulfment in destructive substances.