any of several plants belonging to the genus Thalictrum, of the buttercup family, having leaves resembling those of rue, especially T. dioicum, of North America.
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- meadow mouse,
- meadow mushroom,
- meadow nematode,
- meadow parsnip,
- meadow pipit,
- meadow saffron,
- meadow salsify,
- meadow vole,
Origin of meadow rue
First recorded in 1660–70
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any ranunculaceous plant of the N temperate genus Thalictrum, esp T. flavum, having clusters of small yellowish-green, white, or purple flowers
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