- any of several plants belonging to the genus Asperula or Galium, of the madder family, as G. odoratum (sweet woodruff), a fragrant plant with small white flowers.
Origin of woodruff
- Hiram,1817–67, Canadian driver, trainer, and breeder of harness-racing horses.
Examples from the Web for woodruff
Contemporary Examples of woodruff
Woodruff pressed about whether the affair was completely over.The Prosecution Rests: Trial Now in Edwards Defense Team's Hands
May 10, 2012
Historical Examples of woodruff
When Woodruff's election was announced it came as a complete surprise.
After half an hour of pumping I sent him away, detaining Woodruff.
I should soon have substituted Woodruff for myself, in any event.
Early in September Woodruff came to me, at Fredonia, his manner jubilant.
I gave them their instructions; Woodruff equipped them with the necessary cash.
- 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