- of or like rue.
- belonging to the Rutaceae, the rue family of plants.
Compare rue family.
Origin of rutaceous
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- of, relating to, or belonging to the Rutaceae, a family of tropical and temperate flowering plants many of which have aromatic leaves. The family includes rue and citrus trees
C19: from New Latin Rutaceae, from Latin rūta rue ²