herb-of-grace

[ urb-uhv-greys, hurb- ]
/ ˈɜrb əvˈgreɪs, ˈhɜrb- /

noun, plural herbs-of-grace.Archaic.

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Origin of herb-of-grace

1540–50; so called from the association of rue2 (the plant name) with rue1 (repent, repentance)
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British Dictionary definitions for herb-of-grace

herb of grace

noun

an archaic name for rue 2
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