Woodruff

[ woo d-ruh f ]
/ ˈwʊd rəf /

noun

Hiram,1817–67, Canadian driver, trainer, and breeder of harness-racing horses.

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British Dictionary definitions for hiram woodruff

woodruff

/ (ˈwʊdrʌf) /

noun

any of several rubiaceous plants of the genus Galium, esp G. odoratum (sweet woodruff), of Eurasia, which has small sweet-scented white flowers and whorls of narrow fragrant leaves used to flavour wine and liqueurs and in perfumery

Word Origin for woodruff

Old English wudurofe, from wood 1 + rōfe, related to Old High German ruoba, Middle Low German rōve (beet)root, Latin rēpere to creep

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