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herb-of-grace

[urb-uh v-greys, hurb-]
noun, plural herbs-of-grace. Archaic.
  1. rue2.
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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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